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Mumbai: SP MLAs on dharna over Muslim quota

Rais Shaikh said both Congress and NCP had earlier talked of Muslim reservation and now the latter says they can't do so as the total reservation can't exceed 50 per cent.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: December 24, 2021 11:24:04 am
Rais Sheikh and Abu Azmi protest at Assembly on the second day of Winter Session.(Express Photo By Ganesh Shirsekar)

Samajwadi Party MLAs Abu Asim Azmi and Rais Shaikh staged a dharna on the footsteps of the Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Thursday over Muslim reservation.
Speaking to the media later, Shaikh said they had protested inside the House over the same.

He said both Congress and NCP had earlier talked of Muslim reservation and now the latter says they can’t do so as the total reservation can’t exceed 50 per cent.

“At the same time, the government went to the court for Maratha reservation. Why can’t the government do the same for Muslim reservation?” asked Shaikh. Two weeks ago, the AIMIM had taken out a tiranga rally to demand reservation for Muslims.

On Wednesday, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee working president Naseem Khan had written to revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat, who heads the Congress Legislature Party, asking the Congress to look into the issue.

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