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`Minority reservation will lead to partition`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 23:42

Jaunpur: Accusing the UPA government of
indulging in divisive politics, BJP leader Uma Bharati on Tuesday
said the Centre`s decision of minority reservation within the
OBC quota will create a rift between Muslims and Hindus and
lead to another partition of the country.

"Muslims are already included in 27 per cent quota
earmarked for backwards, but now the UPA government is
attacking the right of most backwards by giving a separate
reservation to Muslims. This would led to another partition of
the country," she said here.

She alleged that a rift is being created between Muslims
and Hindus in the name of reservation.

"The decision may benefit Congress in the Uttar Pradesh
polls, but would cause a huge damage to the country," she
said.

She said the BJP is not anti-Muslim, but is in favour of
giving facilities to minorities on the basis of requirement
and not religion.

Bharati said prosperity and development of Muslims in
Gujarat are an example.

Asked about Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh`s
allegation that Anna Hazare has RSS links, Bharati said "Singh
and other Congress leaders are invited to attend shakhas of
the Sangh to learn patriotism."

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 23:42

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