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Nitish resents Congress proposal on Muslim quota

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 19:07

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Thursday expressed strong resentment to the proposal of giving
underprivileged Muslims reservation under the Other Backward
Classes (OBC) category.

"The proposal is aimed at hoodwinking and cheating the
people", Kumar told reporters before resuming his Seva Yatra
to Purnia district.

"Whenever Congress comes to power it brings a policy of
division as it has the tendency to follow the path of divide
and rule," he said.

The Chief Minister said he would honour any move to
bring an amendment to the Constitution for raising the limit
of quota to accommodate the backward Muslim community.

Even the Sachchar Commission and Ranganath Mishra
Commission had in their reports spoke at length about
backwardness of Muslims, he said.

To another question on ensuing Uttar Pradesh Assembly
polls, Kumar said there was no alliance between JD(U) and
BJP in that state.

It was not necessary that an alliance was firmed up in
every state, he said.


First Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 19:07
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