MUSLIM SUB QUOTA

  • Did not violate poll code: Beni Prasad to EC March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma has written to the Election Commission saying he did not violate the poll code. The Election Commission had asked Verma to explain his minority subquota remarks during a rally in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader is believed to have said that he was only...
  • UP: BJP complains to EC over Beni's quota remark February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP has registered a complaint with the Election Commission against Congress leader and Steel Minister Beni Prasad for allegedly promising 9 per cent quota for Muslims during an election rally. At a public rally in Farrukhabad, the Prasad said, "Muslims will be given more facilities, Muslims will...
  • Subquota row: After EC relief, Salman faces FIR February 14, 2012

    Farroukhabad: While the Election Commission has decided to close the issue on Salman Khurshid, a new problem has cropped up for the Law Minister. A lawyer in Farroukhabad has filed an FIR against Khurshid for allegedly violating the Representation of People Act. "I have registered an FIR against Khurshid for his...
  • EC decides to close Khurshid chapter February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has decided to close the matter on Salman Khurshid after the latter wrote to the EC saying he had the highest regard for the institution. The Union Law Minister has been facing the Election Commission heat over a Muslim subquota remark that he made at...
  • Khurshid free to express his views: Priyanka February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In what could be a potential embarrassment for the Congress, Priyanka Gandhi said on Monday that Salman Khurshid was "free" to express his opinions and so was the Election Commission. Referring to the ongoing row between the Union Law Minister and the Election Commission over a Muslim subquota...
  • Salman Khurshid mum on apology to EC February 12, 2012

    As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gets set to ask Law Minister Salman Khurshid to explain his stand on his standoff with the Election Commission, CNNIBN asks some hitherto unanswered questions. Did Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid make the Muslim subquota remark because the Congress desperation for Muslim vote has grown...
  • Cong pulls up Khurshid, to issue clarification February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress has reportedly pulled up Law Minister Salman Khurshid for taking on the Election Commission saying it expected its leaders to respect and work within parameters of the Constitution and institutions. Sources told CNNIBN that the government or the Law Minister was expected to issue a clarification...
  • Khurshid's subquota promise his personal view: Cong February 1, 2012

    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....
  • Guj BJP to campaign against minority subquota January 29, 2012

    Ahmedabad: BJP state executive, which met in Ahmedabad on Sunday, passed a resolution against the Congressled UPA government for the 4.5 per cent minority subquota within the OBC reservation and announced to launch a campaign against it. The state BJP executive meeting, in which, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was present,...
  • 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...
  • Muslim quota is in our manifesto, says Khurshid January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has criticised the Election Commission (EC) for issuing a notice to him for his Muslim subquota promise and claimed he did not violate the model code of conduct. Khurshid defended his announcement of granting subquota to Muslims if Congress came to power in...
  • Khurshid hits back, defends Muslim quota promise January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to the BJP's complaint to the Election Commission over his promise to increase the Muslim subquota to 9 per cent, Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that the Opposition parties are most welcome to approach the EC over the matter. "If the Opposition parties want to complain they are...
  • BJP meets EC over Cong's Muslim quota promise January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday met the Election Commission to register its protest against the Congress's pledge of 9 per cent subquota for backward Muslim, saying it's a violation of the code of conduct. The BJP leaders met the Election Commission to complain about Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid's promise...