MUSLIM QUOTA

  • AP: No quota, no votes, says Owaisi July 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: Muslim leaders made a strong pitch for reservation for their community at Islamic Summit 2012, a conference organised to bring attention to issues concerning the welfare of Muslims in India. Organised by the Markazi MajliseQuadria (MQM), the meeting discussed several issues ranging from the impact of communal clashes on...
  • EC clean chit to Jaiswal on Prez rule comments March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Giving a clean chit to Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on his President's Rule comments, the Election Commission on Thursday said his tone and tenor did not suggest any threat or intimidation to voters. "The Commission is of the view that the tone and tenor and context of the impugned...
  • Muslim quota row: Beni Prasad to reply to EC today February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Union minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma is expected to reply to Election Commission's notice for violating the model code of conduct. Speaking at a rally in Farrukabad on the February 15, Verma had said reservations for minorities must be increased. He had even dared the EC...
  • Muslim quota row: EC notice to Beni Prasad February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday issued a notice to Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma over his remarks on minority sub quota, asking him to submit his reply by February 20. At an election rally in Farrukhabad two days ago, the Steel Minister had invoked the Election Commission's wrath...
  • HC reserves order on PIL seeking Khurshid's removal February 16, 2012

    Lucknow The Allahabad High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a PIL seeking removal of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his remarks on reservation for minorities. The order was issued by the Lucknow bench comprising senior judge Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice Rituraj Awasthi after hearing the counsel...
  • After Khurshid, Beni Prasad makes quota promise February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Election Commission shut the Salman Khurshid Muslim quota promise chapter, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has also made a similar promise. At a public rally in Farrukhabad, the Congress leader said, "Muslims will be given more facilities, Muslims will be given reservation." Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh was...
  • PM may intervene in KhurshidEC row February 13, 2012

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to discuss with senior ministers and party leaders the Election Commission complaint against Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his "aggressive" stance on quota for Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Congress insiders said on Monday. Khurshid, who on Sunday spoke to Manmohan Singh on...
  • Cong trying to divide Muslims on quota: Maya February 8, 2012

    Ballia/Ghazipur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday charged the Congress with hatching a conspiracy to divide the Muslim community in the name of reservation. Addressing election meetings, the BSP supremo attacked Congress, saying it has never been the wellwisher of Muslims and is, therefore, trying to "instigate and misguide" them...
  • 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...
  • Muslim quota: Khurshid is late, says Amar Singh January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rashtriya Lok Manch Party chief Amar Singh has said that the Congress wouldn't have been accused of resorting to political gimmicks if it had introduced the minority quota before the election season. "I feel Salman Khurshid should have announced reservations for backward Muslims long...
  • 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. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Salman Khurshid January 11, 2012

    Salman Khurshid has defended his poll promise of a subquota for backward Muslims. ...
  • Khurshid's Muslim quota defence a concern: Naqvi January 11, 2012

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the poll promise violates the Constitution and the BJP is set to launch an agitation from Friday. ...
  • Promise of quota not violation of code: Khurshid January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that his promise of nine per cent reservation for Muslims in Uttar Pradesh was not a violation of the model code of conduct. Khurshid in an exclusive interview with CNNIBN said, "Why would I violate the model code of conduct? Please...
  • Salman Khurshid to get EC notice January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is issuing a showcause notice to Law minister Salman Khurshid over his promise for a nine per cent quota for backward Muslims. Sources in the Commission here said a notice is being served on Khurshid for his quota remarks which has evoked sharp reactions from BJP...
  • Promise of quota not violation of code: Khurshid January 10, 2012

    Bareilly: Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said his promise of nine per cent reservation for Muslims in Uttar Pradesh was not a violation of the model code of conduct. "The Sachar Committee and the Rangnath Misra Commission have recommended 8.5 per cent quota for Muslims. What is wrong if I...
  • UP polls: Muslim quota pits Cong against EC, Oppn January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The issue of Muslim quota has put the Congress in trouble ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh with the opposition calling the poll promise as unconstitutional and lodging a formal complaint with the Election Commission. The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday served showcause notices on union Law...
  • Muslim quota: EC issues notice to Khurshid's wife January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Law Minister Salman Khurshid's wife Louise Khurshid, who is a Congress candidate, for poll code violation. The notice was served after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) complained about the promise of Muslim quota being made by the Congress. Khurshid had promised...
  • 'SP trying to misguide Muslims on quota issue' January 9, 2012

    Ballia/Deoria: Targeting SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi today accused him of misguiding Muslims on the reservation issue and urged the people to give a chance to Congress to usher in a corruptionfree and developmentoriented government in UP. Addressing election rallies in Ballia and Deoria, Gandhi said the SP...
  • UP: Congress promises 9 pc subquota for Muslims January 9, 2012

    Farrukhabad: Wooing Muslim voters, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said the Congress party would provide nine per cent subquota for backward Muslims if it was voted to power in the coming Uttar Pradesh assembly election. The Congress leader promised this while addressing a poll meeting...
  • Muslim quota: UP BJP to hold statewide protests December 24, 2011

    Lucknow: Protesting the UPA government's proposal of Muslim reservation within the 27 per cent OBC quota, Uttar Pradesh BJP on Saturday said it will hold statewide demonstrations against it on December 27, the day when the Bill would be tabled in Parliament. "The move to provide reservation to minorities is divisive...
  • Congress attacks Mayawati over Muslim quota December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for attempting to hijack the central government's agenda on quota for backward caste Muslims. "Focused on erecting her own statues for most part of her tenure, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has suddenly woken up to the...
  • Jagan to support BJP if it backs Muslim quota April 28, 2011

    Kadapa: YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday said he was ready to join hands with BJP if the saffron party supports reservation for Muslims. "So far, I do not have any allegiance with BJP. But if BJP agrees to support...
  • Muslims to have quota in Bengal government jobs May 24, 2010

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government will provide reservation for Muslims in government jobs with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee saying his government will complete the identification of 1 crore Muslims, who will get the benefit of reservation, before June. He has already declared 10 per cent of state government jobs for poor...
  • Cong to corner RJD, SP using Ranganath panel March 26, 2010

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court giving a partial go ahead to reservation for religious minorities in Andhra Pradesh, the Center may now implement reservations on the basis of religion across the country. Congress believes the move will put opponents of the Women's Reservation Bill Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh...
  • SP, RJD want Muslim quota; stall women's bill March 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the second time on Monday following a ruckus by the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MPs who demanded that the house discuss the Ranganath Mishra Commission which recommends 10 per cent reservation for Dalit Muslims and Christians in government jobs. As...
  • Quota in, quota out: How Bengal, Andhra play it out February 8, 2010

    Kolkata/ Hyderabad: West Bengal on Monday announced 10 percent job reservations for OBC Muslimsa move many say is a bid to win minority votes ahead of assembly elections. Surprisingly the decision came the same day the Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down the idea of religion based employment quotas and...
  • Panel wants education quota for Muslims, others December 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The Justice Ranganathan Mishra Commission has recommended that 15 percent of seats in all nonminority educational institutions be reserved for religious and linguistic minorities in the country CNNIBN has accessed the committees report and learns that it defines religious and linguistic minorities as backward classes and wants them brought...
  • SC stays admission under Muslim quota in AP September 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Andhra Pradesh government not to make any further admissions in professional and educational institutions under the controversial Ordinance providing reservations to Muslims. Staying further admissions under the quota for Muslims, the apex court though has said that admissions which have already taken...