BJP on Tuesday hit out at Maharashtra government over its proposal to extend reservation in jobs and education to Muslims.
Congress today said the demand of reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra was not unprecedented as quota for the community was already in place in four southern states of the country.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed the proposed move of the Maharashtra government to reserve 4.5 percent seats in educational institutions and government jobs for Muslims.
BJP asked Samajwadi Party how it could demand reservation for Muslims in government jobs while opposing quota for SC/ST promotion.
BJP Friday asked Samajwadi Party how it could demand reservation for Muslims in government jobs.
Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind, Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday said that Muslims should be given a separate reservation by a law.
Digvijay Singh expressed surprise at Akhilesh Yadav`s statement of extending support if the Centre gives 18 per cent quota to Muslims.
UP BJP president Surya Pratap Shahi on Saturday blamed Congress high command for the ongoing controversy over Cong ministers` remarks on Muslim quota.
In his PIL, local lawyer Ashok Pandey has alleged that such statement made by Khurshid was against the constitutional mandate.
A petition has been filed
against Salman Khurshid for allegedly flaring up communal sentiments by his statements on Muslim quota.
Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said that action against Law Minister Salman Khurshid was unlikely.
The EC on Saturday complained to President Pratibha Patil over Law Minister Salman Khurshid’s defiant stand on quota for backward Muslims.
The promise of 9 per cent
reservation for backward Muslims in Uttar Pradesh may not be
explicit in the Congress manifesto being released on Tuesday but
the party will give unmistakable signal in that regard.
With stakes high in the Assembly
elections, the Muslim vote is being wooed like never before in UP.
Congress said that Samajwadi
not have the numerical strength in Parliament to deliver on
the promise over Muslim quota.
Minority politics gets a facelift every time elections are due.
Law Minister Salman Khurshid was caught in a raging controversy over his promise for a 9 % sub quota for backward Muslims.
The Election Commission is likely to issue a notice to Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid in connection with his remarks on Muslim quota.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Thursday expressed strong resentment to the proposal of giving
underprivileged Muslims reservation under the OBC category.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has threatened to launch a peaceful agitation if the government`s decision over 4.5% Muslim quota is not withdrawn.
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