Mulayam plays Muslim, Dalit card to woo voters

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 17:46

Kannauj/Farukhabad: Trying to woo
Muslims and Dalits, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday
promised to pressurise the Centre for quota to backward
Muslims and inclusion of 17 castes in Scheduled Caste list.

"We will pressurise the Centre for ensuring reservation to
Muslims and if needed an amendment in the law will be made...
The party will also ensure that 17 castes are included in the
SC category," Yadav told election meetings in these districts.

Charging Congress with misleading Muslims in the name of
reservation, Yadav said only his government could help the
community in getting their rights.

In Kannauj, he appealed to the voters to get all party
candidates elected as it was parliamentary constituency of SP
state president Akhilesh Yadav.

He said development work took a backseat during the
Mayawati government, which he dubbed as very corrupt.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 17:46

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