Karnataka BJP has not done injustice to Muslims: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru, Mar 30 (IANS): Former Chief Minister and BJP Central Parliamentary Board Member B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday claimed that his party has not done any injustice to Muslims of the state while fixing reservation quotas for communities.

Addressing reporters, Yediyurappa said that by shifting the 4 per cent reservation, there is no harm done to Muslim community. "Muslims have been brought under the EWS quota. There should not be any misunderstanding," he said.

Yediyurappa further maintained that as it was not possible to provide reservation on the basis of religion, they are brought under EWS quota. The central government is implementing pro-poor and pro-farmer schemes. If there are any differences they will be convinced, he added.

The ruling BJP in Karnataka has announced new reservation quotas after the last cabinet meeting recently. They had increased the quotas of Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities, the influential communities of the state by 2 per cent, by withdrawing the 4 per cent of quota of Muslims under OBC category.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had announced reservation of 7 per cent to Linagayats, 6 per cent to Vokkaligas, 6 per cent for SC (left), 5.5 per cent for SC (right), 1 per cent for Bhovi, Banjara and others.

The announcement had resulted in incidents of violence and protests across the state. The BJP has dubbed it a "conspiracy and provocation" of the Congress.

The State Congress unit had stated that it would scrap the new reservation quotas as soon as it assumed power. "It will be scrapped in a matter of 40 days, as we are forming the government," Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar had declared.

Chief Minister Bommai stated, "The religious minorities do not have reservation in seven states. The decision has been taken to allot reservation for Muslim under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota."

He also maintained that the demand for a hike in the reservation had been pending for the last 30 years but the Congress Party did not do anything but make false promises. They had thought it would not be possible for the BJP to do it. "We showed our commitment by getting a report, got the study done, constituted a Cabinet sub-committee, and took a bold decision as per law".



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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    The only people who do injustice to Muslims is Muslims themselves.

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  • Indian, Sharjah

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Whom are you trying to fool Yeddy sir?

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Poor man he is desperately trying to get seats for his sons. He knows once the elections are over he will be pushed aside or even his land scam cases will come up.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Chor Machaye Shor ...

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    So they had minority quota and seprate muslim quota too?. Meanwhile looking at the number of scholarship in minority quota more 50% is given to them so is this some kind of political appeasement?

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  • Mahesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Possibly speaking for himself -- not his otherwise Rabid colleagues -- Tipu sultan -- Quota politics -- hijab -- bull dozer politics -- Halal -- etc etc -- BJP Party president says development issues -- good roads -- covering pot holes not important only hindutva related issues -- most important--

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    I agree with Yediyurappa. Its the only the Congress that is spreading this narrative for their vote bank. politics . All the while Congress has been potraying their party as saviour of minorities. But now the cat is out of the bag. We ill never forget a leader who sand Mapilla Paat in his campaign and then ran to Trishur. That candidate promise to arrest a local RSS leader is now 10 years old.

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  • Rajeev Shetty., Udupi.

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    This is EXACTLY THE WAY JUMBLAGIRI TALKING... These people have folled nation continously..

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    As per Ews application if any one house 1000 Sq ft not allowed to get the quota. Something always fishy by this governement.

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  • Rahul, Mluru/dxb

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Have you increased the quota of EWS by 4% for accomodating muslims?

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  • Shafi, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    But for lingayats! Shame on you!

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  • Arf, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Yudiyarappa belongs to which quota?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Yediyurappa should now retire from Politics ...

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    If you have not done injustice to Muslims now, you have not done justice to Muslims then too.You did the same to OBC then and now because you do not work as per the law of the land.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 30 2023

    yeddy, don't 4get church attacks during your tenure. don't act like dhood ka dhula huva aadmi

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  • Raj, Bengaluru

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    Bjp has least expectation from minority communities in terms of getting votes...so they may not be bothered from your comment.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    dear Raj, kindly come out of sick thinking.... Is this the human way you are thinking? Animosity is oozing out from each letter of your comment... What are you going to achieve by such inhuman comment???... Which thirst of blood are you wanting to satisfy???.. Grow up man... Grow up beyond religions and castes...

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  • TK, dubai

    Fri, Mar 31 2023

    @Raj, when majority community can install their Gods and Godesses statues anywhere and everywhere it is not a problem at all. ...But when Christian community installs a Cross anywhere it is a HUGE problem... If muslims take a small procession it is considered a law and order situation..when majority community takes huge religious procession with dombrata esp near muslim neighbourhoods with outright provocation, and instigation most from majority community silently support it. Law is different for different communities under BJP rule..accept it!

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