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LF govt first implemented reservation for Muslims: Selim

'We were the first to declare 10% reservation for Muslims in education and government jobs," he said.

Written by Agencies | Kolkata |
April 4, 2011 3:29:15 am

CPI-M claimed that the ruling Left Front government in West Bengal was the first to implement recommendation of the Ranganath Mishra Commission.

We were the first to declare ten per cent reservation for Muslims in education and government jobs whereas Congress-led UPA government and its ally Trinamool Congress are silent on the implementation of the recommendations,”

senior CPI-M leader Md Selim told at a press conference.

“There was seven per cent reservation for Muslims and we made it 17 per cent. On the basis of their economic and social backwardness,we divided them into two parts,” he said.

“Starting from land reforms upto education which led to the increase of purchasing power of Muslims we have worked hard for the overall development of Muslims,” the CPI-M MP said.

“When the other states like Gujarat,Maharashtra and Assam shied away from establishing Aligarh Muslim University,it was West Bengal and Kerala who took the initiative of developing the university campuses,” Selim said.

“West Bengal State University at Barasat and Gourbanga University at Malda have 20 per cent students are Muslims” Selim said.

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