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Apr 25, 2014 at 03:24pm IST

BJP slams Congress for sub manifesto promising OBC quota to Muslims

New Delhi: The Congress has stirred a hornet's nest by releasing a sub manifesto which has promised OBC quota to Muslims. The Congress released an additional manifesto on "empowerment of minorities" promising a quota of 4.5 per cent for backward Muslims in the existing other backward caste reservations.

The BJP has slammed the move calling it communal and unethical. "The sub-quota being made for the Muslims, what are the SP, BSP and Nitish Kumar saying? This is the most communal and politically unethical thing that the Congress is trying to do," said BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad.

BSP chief Mayawati too hit out at the Congress over the additional manifesto. "If the Congress had to do something for the Muslims, it would have done it long time back like we did in 1995. But the Congress says something and does the other thing when it comes to Muslims," Mayawati sai