Lucknow: In a pro-minority move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday decided to set up Urdu medium government schools at primary, middle and higher secondary levels. 

"At a meeting with Moallim-e-Urdu Welfare Association, the CM announced he will set up Urdu medium schools in Muslim dominated areas to promote the language," Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said.

Akhilesh, who met the delegation at 5, Kalidas Marg, his official residence, said knowledge of Urdu language would help people get jobs and budgetary adjustments would be made for providing technical education in Madarsas.

The CM said the state government would mount pressure on the Centre for implementation of recommendation of Rangnath Mishra commission and Sachar committee report.

He said recommendations which could be fulfilled by the state government would be implemented at the earliest.

On the issue of reservation to Muslims, he said in the light of Sachar committee report considering them to be most backward in terms of socio-economic and education point of view separate reservation would be given on the basis of populations like dalits.

(JPN/Agencies)