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Rajnath assails UPA govt’s quota promise

Former BJP president and state election incharge Rajnath Singh on Sunday attacked the UPA government for targeting the minority vote bank through the promise of a separate 9% minorities quota within the 27% central OBC quota.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2012 13:16 IST
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Former BJP president and state election incharge Rajnath Singh on Sunday attacked the UPA government for targeting the minority vote bank through the promise of a separate 9% minorities quota within the 27% central OBC quota.

Addressing a rally in Durgagarh, a village near Sultanpur, Rajnath said, “The government should not talk about reservations on the basis of religion. The only reservations which can be made are for poor. It is wrong to talk about Muslim quota.”

He also asked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to explain whether the Batala House encounter was fake or real.

Appreciating chief minister B C Khanduri for introducing an effective citizens’ charter in the state, Rajnath said, “ It is a historic decision and the BJP government is determined to root out corruption from the state.” He said the party would win the elections and Khanduri would again be nominated as CM. He flayed the Congress for rising corruption and inflation and said the party had failed to provide basic necessities to the people.

He also assailed BSP chief Mayavati for criticizing the election commission’s decision to cover all elephant symbols in the state.