EC censured Salman Khurshid should resign: BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 23:32

New Delhi: BJP on Thursday night demanded the
resignation of Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who was censured
by the Election Commission for violating the model code of
conduct, and asked the Prime Minister to clarify his stand on
the issue of sub-quota for minorities.

"This verdict from EC is sufficient to demand resignation
of Salman Khurshid from government. It also demands that the
Prime Minister must clarify his stand on this unconstitutional
announcement made by his Law Minister to give religion-based
reservation to minorities, especially Muslims," BJP Vice
President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

Khurshid, while campaigning for his wife Louise, a
Congress candidate from Farrukhabad assembly constituency in
UP, had announced that his party would increase the sub-quota
for minorities to nine per cent, out of the 27 per cent Other
Backward Classes (OBC) reservation.

"This was an unconstitutional announcement made by a
person sitting on constitutional post and it clearly shows
that Congress still believes in divide and rule policy for
political gains," Naqvi said.

The BJP leader said "Khurshid had tried to destroy the
social harmony and fabric of the country and Uttar Pradesh for
political gains."


First Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 23:32

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