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Rajnath flays Govt for mulling Muslims quota

BJP chief Rajnath Singh accuses the government for following Muslim "appeasement" policy which is against the basic tenets of the Constitution.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 17:39 IST

Accusing the Centre of following a Muslim "appeasement" policy, BJP chief Rajnath Singh has said the government was violating the basic tenets of Constitution by mulling religion-based reservation.

"The Central government constituted the Sachar committee for counting the number of Muslims in the forces, judiciary and other departments.

And now, against the basic tenets of Constitution, a move is being taken to give reservation on the basis of religion," he said at a rallyin kotdwar (Dehradun) on the concluding day of the Garhwal phase of Parivartan Yatra on Friday.

Commenting on the government's stand on Mohammad Afzal, held gulity in the Parliament attack case, Singh said that by siding with Afzal, the government has "hanged the Supreme Court."

Party leader and state in-charge, Ravi Shankar Prasad said BJP would fulfil people's expectations if voted back to power in Uttaranchal.

First Published: Nov 25, 2006 17:39 IST