New Delhi: The Central government has started cornering the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government on her demand for providing reservation to minorities especially Muslims, in accordance with their population.

Screwing up the state government on the issue, the Centre has provided data which shows the UP government’s failure in implementing the Centre’s development schemes for minorities in the state.

According to the data, the Mayawati government failed to utilize the funds provided in its tenure and randomly approved development proposals for those areas in UP where minority population is less than 25 percent.

As per the data, proposals to open inter colleges, polytechnic colleges and hostels were approved by the UP government in those areas of Bareilly, J P Nagar, Bahraich, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bulandshahar, Saharanpur and Shravasti where minority population was less than 25 percent.

The data also says that Rs 356 crore provided for implementation of Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) could not be used in UP till June.

It should be learnt that under MsDP, the Central government promotes development of roads, drinking water, schools and ITIs in minority areas.

Meanwhile, the UP government has submitted its clarifications over the Centre’s allegations.

(JPN/Bureau)