MINORITY QUOTA

  • Govt moves SC against HC minority quota order June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing the 4.5 per cent subquota for minorities within the 27 per cent OBC reservation in the central educational institutions such as IITs and central jobs. The court will hear the government plea...
  • Govt may move SC against HC minority quota order June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: With admissions underway to IITs and universities, the government could move the Supreme Court as early as next week to challenge Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing 4.5 per cent sub quota for minorities. Sources in the government said the HRD ministry is pressing for an appeal to be...
  • Religion based quota not legally sustainable: BJP May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Dismissing Law Minister Salman Khurshid's statement that he will take the 4.5 per cent subquota issue to the Supreme Court, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said religion based reservation was not legally sustainable and Congress had misled the minorities with the politicallymotivated step. Asked about the government...
  • Minority subquota scrapped: Govt to move SC May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that the government would move the Supreme Court against a Andhra Pradesh High Court order scrapping 4.5 per cent minorities subquota. A division bench of the AP High Court on Monday set aside the Centre's decision to carve out a 4.5 per...
  • 'Minority subquota to double job opportunities' May 6, 2012

    Jaipur: The Centre's move to carve out 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would double the job opportunities for Muslim community, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said. "The 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would increase two fold the job opportunities for Muslims, who must get their rightful share...
  • Khurshid defends Verma on minority quota remark February 17, 2012

    Farukhabad: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday defended his Cabinet colleague Beni Prasad Verma for his minority subquota remarks, saying he had made the comments as a Congress leader and not as a minister. "Whatever Beni said was in his capacity as Congress leader and not as a minister. He...
  • Subquota row a closed chapter now: Khurshid February 14, 2012

    Farukhabad (UP): In the eye of a storm over his Muslim subquota remarks and the subsequent faceoff with the Election Commission, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the matter was a closed chapter now. "This chapter is closed now," Khurshid told mediapersons who sought his reaction on the row. Khurshid...
  • EC yet to decide on Khurshid matter: Quraishi February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday said it has not yet taken a decision on the letter of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid regretting his controversial remarks on the minorities subquota issue. Amid speculation about its response to Khurshid's letter sent late on Monday night to the poll panel, Chief...
  • Salman writes to EC, says quota a manifesto issue February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who has been facing the Election Commission heat over the issue of minority quota, on Monday wrote to the constitutional body. He told the election body that he respects the institution and also the Election Commission for the decision it takes. The Law Minister...
  • Khurshid Law Minister or 'lawless' minister: BJP February 13, 2012

    Chandauli: Lashing out at Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his spat with the EC over the issue of quota for minorities, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Monday termed him as a "lawless" minister. "He (Khurshid) is not the Law minister but lawless minister," Gadkari told an addressing an election meeting...
  • EC pulls up Khurshid over quota promise February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has censured Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his remarks on subquota for minorities. The Election Commission said it expects Khurshid not to repeat such violations of the model code in future. Khurshid had made the remarks on January 10 in Farrukhabad of increasing the...
  • Paswan's LJP to contest all 403 seats in UP January 31, 2012

    Lucknow: Releasing his party manifesto for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said his party would contest on all 403 seats in the state. "The party has decided to contest on all 403 seats in the state, however, LJP will not field candidates...
  • UP: BJP promises to remodel Mayawati's monuments January 28, 2012

    Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised on Friday that if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh it would remodel the multibillion rupee monuments and parks erected by Chief Minister Mayawati and oppose the UPA government's move for 4.5 per cent quota for backward minorities. The party also made a...
  • Muslim quota: Khurshid to appear before EC today January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid is expected to appear before the Election Commission (EC) on Friday to explain his position in the alleged poll code violation. A complaint was earlier filed against him after his comments about doubling the subquota for minorities during an election rally in Uttar...
  • Cong does a Uturn on Khurshid's 9 pc quota January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday executed yet another Uturn on the issue of providing quota to Muslims under the OBC category in Uttar Pradesh. A day after distancing the Congress from the promise of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid to provide the minority quota, spokesperson Rashid Alvi said that the...
  • JD(U) slams Khurshid's stand on quota issue January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The JD(U) on Friday slammed Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his remarks against the controversy surrounding his statement on granting 9 per cent quota for minorities in Uttar Pradesh and accused Congress of raising nonissues in the election campaign. Accusing the Congress of becoming "restless" in the run up...
  • Cong disowns Khurshid's 9 pc Muslim quota January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday distanced itself from the promise of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid to provide 9 per cent sub quota for Muslims under the OBC category. Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said providing 9 per cent quota to OBC Muslims might be an individual...
  • Quota row: BJP to launch agitation against Cong January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The battle for Uttar Pradesh is set to intensify with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) planning to launch an agitation against the Congress. This comes in the wake of Law Minister Salman Khurshid's promise of increasing the 4.5 per cent minority quota to 9 per cent if the...
  • Batla House encounter was genuine: Chidambaram January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday rubbished the claims made by Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh that the Batla House encounter was fake. The home minister said that the encounter was genuine, adding that the matter rests where it stands today. He further said that there was no need...
  • Khurshid caught in quota row, to reply to EC today January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The battle for the 18 per cent Muslim votes is heating up in Uttar Pradesh. Law Minister Salman Khurshid is expected to reply to the Election Commission's show cause notice over his quota promise. The Congress leader was served the notice for making a statement on the campaign...
  • FTN: Will quota benefit Muslims? January 11, 2012

    The Election Commission has put on hold the 4.5 Muslim quota announced by the Centre within the 27 per cent OBC quota. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 11, 2012

    The EC puts on hold the 4.5 per cent minority quota. A video shows Jarawa tribe members made to dance for tourists. ...
  • Cong refuses to comment on EC order on quota January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday declined to comment on the Election Commission putting on hold the government decision to provide reservation to backward minorities but pointed out that it was taken before the announcement of polls in five states. "We do not want to comment despite the fact that the decision...
  • EC puts decision of 4.5 pc minority quota on hold January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday directed the government to put on hold the decision on 4.5 per cent subquota for minorities in five pollbound states till election process ends there, taking cognisance of objections to the step. "It has been brought to the notice of the Commission that the...
  • Minority quota a poll gimmick: Sachar Committee December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: It's not just the Lokpal Bill that the government is coming under fire for, but the minority issue is also creating difficulties for the government. Sachar Committee member Abu Saleh Shariff has claimed that the condition of the Muslim community has actually worsened under the UPA regime. This came...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 23, 2011

    The Bombay HC said MMRDA would decide on venue for Anna's fast. The BJP and the Left slam the Congress for minority quota. ...
  • Is the UPA politicising reservation for minorities? December 23, 2011

    The BJP and the Left have slammed the UPA government over reservation for Muslim OBCs ahead of UP polls. ...
  • Minority quota can lead to civil war: BJP December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming the decision of carving a subquota for minorities within the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs as a "dangerous political game" of Congress, BJP on Friday said it could result in a "civil war" among different communities in the country. "The quota within quota is Congress party's...
  • BJP, Left criticise Cong over minority quota December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The BJP has come out all gun blazing at the Government's decision to allow Muslims in the OBC quota, calling it nothing but a prepoll tactic with elections coming up in five states. Not just did the Government agree to a minority quota in the Lokpal on Thursday, the...
  • Minority clause added to Lokpal Bill December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The minority clause has been added to the Lokpal Bill following vociferous protests by several MPs. The decision to bring back the minority clause was taken at a Congress Core Committee meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. Several MPs led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on...