New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday demanded that the central government increase the Haj quota for the city-state.
“We request the concerned central ministry to increase the quota for Haj for Delhi. It’s the national capital of the country, the number of applications is very huge; the quota must be increased,” he said, citing the huge backlog of applications with the state government.
Sisodia conducted the draw of lots for Haj 2016 in presence of the officers of union minorities ministry and the Delhi State Haj Committee.
The draw of lots was done electronically. Delhi has got a quota of 1,224 seats while receiving as many as 8,987 applications.