Lucknow, Sep 22 (PTI) In one more attempt to woo Muslims vote in UP. Chief Minister Mayawati has given the minister of state status to chairmen of Shia and Sunni Waqf Boards ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls early next year.
Chairman Shia Waqf Board Sayed Wasim Rizvi and Chairman Sunni Waqf Board Zufar Ahmad Farooqui have been given the status of minister of state, Principal Secretary, Minority Welfare B M Meena, said.
Chief Minister Mayawati recently also wrote a letter to the Prime Minister seeking quota for minority community in government jobs. According to the sources, she is trying her level best to vote UP Muslims in her favor.