New Delhi: With its manifesto in Uttar Pradesh remaining silent on the exact percentage of Muslim sub quota, Congress on Wednesday suggested the announcement of nine per cent reservation to backward minorities by Law Minister Salman Khurshid was his personal view.
"He (Khurshid) is a minister. He has expressed his views. Being a minister, he can give his views on many issues.
"But when all these views are merged together and a conclusive opinion is given in the party's manifesto, then it becomes authorized statement of the party and a commitment to the people of that state," party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters at the AICC briefing.
He said there was "no contradiction" in these two things but insisted "Congress party has put its official statement (of promises) before the people of the state through the manifesto."...more
09:16 PM, Feb 01, 2012