Farukhabad: A petition has been filed
against Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid in a local court
here demanding action against him for allegedly flaring up
communal sentiments by his statements on Muslim sub-quota.
Local lawyer K K Gupta filed the petition here yesterday
alleging that Khurshid`s statement that he would ensure nine
per cent reservation to Muslims "even if the EC hangs him"
were aimed at ensuring the victory of his wife Louis Khurshid
by flaring up communal sentiments.
"Thus appropriate action should be taken against him
under the Peoples Representation Act and relevant section of
the IPC," he said on Tuesday.
The lawyers said that he had given application to the
local police chief demanding action against Khurshid but
"nothing was done".
The court of Judicial Magistrate (10) Vikas has fixed
February 18 as the next date of hearing.
The Law Minister told an election meeting in Farrukhabad
last week that he would continue to fight for Muslim sub-quota
even "if they (EC) hang me".
The EC had written a letter to President Pratibha Patil
seeking her intervention on Khurshid`s alleged defiance of the
poll body`s censure of his remarks promising to double job
sub-quota for Muslims.