Patna:Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,on Monday, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should take appropriate decision on the issue of Union Law Minister Salman
Khurshid`s controversial comments on quota for minorities in
the wake of Election Commission`s strictures against the
"It is the work of the PM to control his minister and
if the Election Commission is convinced that its
constitutional order has been violated then the Commission
should adopt a strict posture", Kumar told reporters when
approached for his comment as to whether he favours removal of
"The Congress has always been advocating that it
respects the constitutional institutions and the party
minister is openly violating it and it reflects that the
party and its government are not serious on the Salman Khurshid
issue", he said.
"Salman`s flagarant violation of EC`s directive is a very
very serious issue", Kumar said adding "the Prime Minister and
Election Commission held the key for paving the way to a
solution of the impasse," the Chief Minister said.
"Throwing model code of conduct to the wind by a central
miister is now also the look out of the Election Commission
and it should act stringently", he said.
He castigated the Congress led government at the Centre
for its stand on reservation for minorities.
"Earlier the Congress spoke about giving reservation for
minorities and now its minister is speaking about
reservation for Muslims", Chief Minister said and alleged that
it was aimed at influencing the UP assembly elections.