Is there any parallel anywhere in the world to this absurdity? If there is, I would hazard a guess that the pernicious formula must have been invented in some third world hellhole like Lebanon or the Balkans. Apparently, if 15% of the nation's population is comprised of "Minorities", then 15% of all government expenditure MUST be on their welfare!!!
It is the "eminent economists", mentioned in the order of their eminence - Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram, Montek Singh Ahluwalia who are proposing this, but it stinks of something that a certain Bihari minister, quite popular of late as a research subject in international academia, would conceive of.
The BJP is rightly opposing this communal budgeting. They should also ask a counter question, i.e. how much does this 15% contribute to tax revenues? Do the Kashmiri Mujahideen or the illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators (numbering 30 million/3 crore, by some accounts) contribute anything at all to merit all this expenditure on their welfare?