Muslim leaders pooh-pooh Congress quota promise


New Delhi: Muslim leaders in the country are unconvinced with the Congress promise to the community about giving reservation to its backward sections, and feel the offer has come too late in the day.


In an additional manifesto uploaded on its website, the Congress Friday said it will ensure “quota of 4.5 percent for backward Muslims in the existing OBC (Other Backward Classes) reservations”.

However, all the Muslim leaders IANS spoke to pooh-poohed the party’s latest promise as a poll sop and insufficient.

The move came in the middle of Lok Sabha elections when voting for over 300 seats has been completed.

Congress appears to be battling odds in the election due to an aggressive campaign by the BJP and perceived anti-incumbency against party-led United Progressive Alliance government.


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