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CM politicising quota issue, says Khurshid

UTTAR PRADESH Congress Committee (UPCC) president Salman Khurshid today said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was indulging in politics over reservation in technical institutes of Uttar Pradesh. Mulayam government?s days were numbered and the CM would not be there in power after the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha polls, he predicted.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 01:29 IST

UTTAR PRADESH Congress Committee (UPCC) president Salman Khurshid today said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was indulging in politics over reservation in technical institutes of Uttar Pradesh. Mulayam government’s days were numbered and the CM would not be there in power after the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha polls, he predicted.

“We are not opposed to reservation. Yet the State government should have taken certain steps to accommodate meritorious students of general categories,” said Khurshid, adding that the State government should have learnt lessons from the United Progressive Alliance government.

An Oversight Committee had been formed there to look into the issue, he said. The State government should have taken all sections of society into confidence while implementing the reservation, he said, adding this was an irresponsible step.

Khurshid also flayed Mulayam government for entering into confrontation with the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) over the latter’s decision to do away with the provision of the State government’s concurrence for opening up new technical institutes.

The State government’s decision to increase management quota in medical colleges from 15 percent to 35 percent was also ridiculous, he said.

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was probably in a hurry because he knew he would not be in power at the time of commencement of next academic session.

Several events indicated that Mulayam government would not be there in power after the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, Khurshid said.

Referring to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court against the disproportionate assets of the chief minister, Khurshid said efforts were being made to conceal information on the assets issue.