Bangalore: In a race to appease the minorities ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G Parameshwara urged the state body to provide Muslims with more loans. He also suggested that loans as much as 50 lakh must be provided to the minorities.
"Give them big loans through the corporation or through the departments and let them start industry, what is wrong in that," he said during a Congress workshop for schemes on minorities.
He also went on to say that it was not a problem if the loans are not repaid as there were many others who had not done so as well.
"If they defraud its alright, there are many others who have defrauded on government loans unto thousands of crores. Let us also allow minorities to do that this is part of development process," he said.