New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday declined to
comment on the Election Commission putting on hold the
government decision to provide reservation to backward
minorities but pointed out that it was taken before the
announcement of polls in five states.
"We do not want to comment despite the fact that the
decision was taken and announced before the announcement of
elections to five states," Congress spokesman Rashid Alvi said.
Since Election Commission is a Constitutional body, it is
its responsibility to ensure free and fair elections, he
"After it is stayed for two months, this decision will be
implemented later," Alvi said.
The Election Commission today directed the government to
put on hold the decision on 4.5 per cent sub-quota for
minorities in five poll-bound states till election process
ends there, taking cognizance of objections to the step.