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Mulayam can't deliver on Muslim quota: Cong

india Updated: Jan 20, 2012 19:09 IST

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Having a dig at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's pledge of reservation to Muslims in the party's manifesto, Congress today said his party does not have the numerical strength in Parliament to deliver on the promise by amending the Constitution.

"I think Mulayam Singh Yadav must also realise that giving 18 per cent reservation means amending the Constitution. Can SP, a regional party, with 21 members in Parliament, amend the Constitution"? Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters here.

He said it means 18 per cent reservation would be given when SP would get 300 seats in the Lok Sabha.

"He is promising but no delivering. It would have been better had he mentioned his achivements as UP Chief Minister," Digvijay said.

The Congress leader said he had researched the speeches of Mulayam Singh Yadav but didn't find even a single comment about Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh.

"He not only took a person responsible for Babri mosque incident in the alliance but also made his son a minister in his government," he alleged while referring to former BJP leader Kalyan Singh.

"When Kalyan's son was being made the minister, Azam Khan had no objection but now he has," Singh added.

Digvijay Singh said Mulayam Singh Yadav had even inducted in SP RLD leader Anuradha Chaudhary who had allegedly said in Muzaffarnagar during the last polls that Muslims were Talibanis.

"Mulayam always keeps a door open for the support of BJP," he alleged.

Will Mulayam's manifesto get his Smajwadi party more votes?