Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, while convening a meeting with Moallim-e-Urdu Welfare Association in Lucknow on Sunday, has announced to set up Urdu medium government schools at primary, middle and higher secondary levels in Muslim dominated areas across the state.

Speaking to media on the sidelines of the meeting, Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said, “At a meeting with Moallim-e-Urdu Welfare Association, the CM announced setting up of Urdu medium schools in Muslim dominated areas to promote the language.”

The meeting was held at Akhilesh’s official residence - 5 Kalidas Marg in the State capital.

Akhilesh said that the knowledge of Urdu would help people to get jobs and the government would make certain provisions to ensure that the students get technical education in Madrassas.

According to sources, the state government will pressurize the Centre for the implementation of Rangnath Mishra commission and Sachar committee report’s recommendations.