BSP wants quota for Muslims, poor from upper castes: Mayawati

Gonda: After Congress promising reservation to Muslims hailing from Other Backward Classes (OBC), BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said that along with Muslims her party wanted to extend benefit of quota to poor from upper castes.

"Along with Muslims, our party wants to extend benefit of reservation to poor from the upper castes," Mayawati said while addressing an election rally.

"We wrote several letters to the Centre to make system to give reservation on economic basis, but Congress government took no action in this direction," she alleged.

The BSP supremo said Muslims should not get misled by the Congress' manifesto.

She urged the Muslim community to vote for BSP to prevent communal forces like BJP from coming to power.

She alleged that it was due to wrong economic policies of Congress that there was rise in poverty, unemployment, inflation and corruption.

PTI
First Published: Friday, April 25, 2014, 22:14
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