Imams not keen to take Mamata Banerjee’s largesse

When the government had announced the scheme, there was widespread criticisms with some alleging that Trinamool government's bid to woo the minorities may flare up communal tensions in the state. Hindu outfits demanded that priests too be given such "honorarium". To counter the allegation, the government said the money was being given to imams and muezzins as they help government agencies implement various social schemes like pulse polio drive and creating awareness among the community.

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