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 sub-quota 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...
  • Sub-quota 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 sub-quota 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 sub-quota...
  • 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, CNN-IBN asks some hitherto unanswered questions. Did Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid make the Muslim sub-quota 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 CNN-IBN that the government or the Law Minister was expected to issue a clarification...