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Minority reservation unconstitutional: BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 21:36

New Delhi: Condemning government’s move to give 4.5% reservation to Muslims, the main Opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that this move is unconstitutional.

Accusing the government of acting for the appeasement of minorities, the saffron party said, government is compromising with the interests of the OBCs.
Prior to the announcement, the Uttar Pradesh wing of BJP submitted a memorandum to the state Governor BL Joshi, opposing the Centre`s move to grant reservation for backward Muslims under OBC quota.

A party delegation met the Governor and submitted the memorandum against the proposed seven per cent quota for backward Muslims within 27 per cent quota for OBCs, a press release issued by BJP here said.
"Backward Muslims are already covered under 27 per cent quota for backwards and fixing separate quota on the basis of religion is against the Constitution," the memorandum said.

The delegation was led the party`s Kisan Morcha president in-charge of backward`s cell, Sushil Shakya.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 21:36

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