BENGALURU (KARNATAKA): The BJP government in Karnataka on Monday scrapped the Shaadi Bhagya Scheme that was launched by Congress government in the state in 2013.
Under the scheme, Rs 50,000 was given to Muslim brides for marriage expenses after they submitted their Aadhar and BPL cards.
While the previous coalition government had allocated Rs 60 crore budget for the scheme, the BJP government decided to discontinue the scheme. Congress called the move by the state government as "anti-minority".
"They have launched a scheme for the majority community. I welcome that. But why are you discontinuing one scheme? It is a small scheme where marginalized people get a little help from the government," Congress MLA Rizwan Arshad told reporters.
"He (Karnataka chief minister) has wilfully reduced the money allotted to all the schemes," he added.
BJP MLA Basavana Gowda Patil Yatnal welcomed the decision of the Karnataka government to scrap the scheme.
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