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BJP to oppose religion-based quota

india Updated: Dec 08, 2006 11:33 IST

THE BHARATIYA JANATA Party  announced today that it would not tolerate any religion-based reservation and would go to any extent to oppose it if the UPA or Mulayam governments went for it to appease the minority community for vote bank politics.

Talking to reporters here, BJP spokesman Hridaya Narain Dixit said that the party had already chalked out a strategy in this regard and a nationwide agitation would be launched to counter such a move which was against the spirit of the Constitution.

Dixit regretted that vote bank was more important than the nation for the Congress, the BSP and the Samajwadi Party which were least concerned about national unity, integrity and  security. The Congress was ready to please the Muslims on the pretext of the manipulated Sachar Committee report while the Samajwadi Party had already passed a resolution in the UP Assembly seeking reservation for Dalit Muslims and Christians, he said.

Political parties, particularly the Samajwadi Party, had done more harm to Muslims than any good by such one-sided biased decisions.  Literate Muslims had already realised this fact and had come out openly against the move, he said.

Dixit said no political party had ever bothered to solve the genuine problems of employment and education of Muslims and treated them only as a vote bank.

The Congress did virtually did nothing in its 50-year rule but was now shedding crocodile tears on their prevailing pitiable situation., he added.