Promise Of Nine Per Cent Quota Not Violation Of Code : Khurshid

Bareilly, Jan 11: Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said his promise of nine per cent reservation for Muslims in Uttar Pradesh was not a violation of the model code of conduct.“The Sachar Committee and
promise of nine per cent quota not violation of...
PTI January 11, 2012 8:43 IST

Bareilly, Jan 11: Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said his promise of nine per cent reservation for Muslims in Uttar Pradesh was not a violation of the model code of conduct.

“The Sachar Committee and the Rangnath Misra Commission have recommended 8.5 per cent quota for Muslims. What is wrong if I talk about nine per cent reservation for them,” he told reporters here.

Addressing a poll meeting in Farrukhabad yesterday, the Minister said the Congress party would provide nine per cent sub-quota for backward Muslims if it was voted to power in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election.

Khurshid had said the Congress would provide nine per cent reservation within the existing OBC quota.

On Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi terming his promise as violation of the model code of conduct, the Minister today said the BJP leader should learn more about law.

“I have not violated the model code of conduct,” Khurshid said.

“I have a right to put forth my view. It should reach the people,” he said.

 
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