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Go To Pakistan For Muslim Reservations

Go To Pakistan For Muslim Reservations

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma criticized RJD chief Lalu Yadav's call for Muslim reservations by suggesting Yadav should move to Pakistan to implement such policies. 

At a rally in Siwan, Sarma firmly stated that reservations based on religion would not be allowed in India stressing that the Constitution grants reservations only to SC, ST and OBC communities.

Sarma referenced Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh as examples where granting Muslim reservations negatively impacted other backward classes. 

He argued that the BJP needs 400 Lok Sabha seats to fully integrate Jammu and Kashmir into India, implement the Uniform Civil Code and build significant temples while preventing Muslim reservations.

On May 7 Lalu Yadav expressed support for Muslim reservations asserting their entitlement. The ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Bihar see 40 seats contested across seven phases. 

In 2019 the BJP-led NDA won 39 out of 40 seats leaving Congress with one seat and RJD with none.

The Mahagathbandhan coalition including RJD, Congress and Left parties has announced RJD would contest 26 out of 40 seats. 

The BJP and JD(U) will contest 17 and 16 seats respectively, with other smaller parties taking the remaining seats. Siwan will vote on May 25 with results announced on June 4.