New Delhi: Congress on Thursday night downplayed the
Election Commission`s censure of Union Minister for Law and
Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid for violation of model code
of conduct by his remarks on sub-quota for minorities during
electioneering in Uttar Pradesh.
"Salman Khurshid has said something. Election Commission
has commented on it. The matter is closed", party General
Secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.
Khurshid, while campaigning for his wife Louise, a
Congress candidate from Farrukhabad assembly constituency in
Uttar Pradesh, had promised the electorate last month that the
party would increase the sub-quota for minorities to nine per
cent, out of the 27 per cent Other Backward Classes (OBC)
The EC found the remarks to be a violation of the model
code of conduct for U P Assembly elections.