In a blow to the Centre, the SC refused to stay the Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday rejected the Centre’s move to create a sub-quota for minorities on religion basis.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused
to entertain a plea challenging Centre`s decision to carve out
a 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities from within the
existing 27 percent reservation for OBCs in educational institutions.
The EC completed its hearing in connection with notice served on
Salman Khurshid over his promise of increasing sub-quota for backward minorities.
JD(U) slammed Salman Khurshid for his remarks against the controversy
surrounding his statement on granting 9 per cent quota for minorities in UP.
Home Minister P Chidambaram said the
notification will remain operative for appointments and admissions made this year.
Congress declined to comment on the EC putting on hold the govt decision to provide reservation to backward
Unfazed by the notice sent by the
EC, Law Minister Salman Khurshid maintained that he had not violated the model code of conduct.
Hitting back at BJP for their ‘second partition’ comment the Cong said that it was the BJP who were injecting the ‘poison of communalism`.
Targeting Congress over the issue
of sub-quota for minorities, the VHP on Thursday said the ruling
party took the action for political benefit.
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