JD(U) attacks BJP for protesting reservation for minorities

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 26, 2012 04:28 hrs

Ghaziabad: Janta Dal (United) on Sunday attacked its national ally BJP for protesting reservation for minorities within OBC quota, accusing the party of trying to make a political capital out of it.

Addressing an election rally in Sahibabad, party chief Sharad Yadav said when late V P Singh was fighting the battle for OBC reservation, the BJP had that time sought to counter it by introducing the Ram Temple issue. However, the party is now protesting the reservation for minorities within the OBC quota.

Attacking Rahul Gandhi for making promises to usher in development in Uttar Pradesh in five years, he said, "What the party has not done in over two decades of its rule, how can it do in five years?"

Appealing people to vote for JD(U), he said, "UP needs total development which is possible only when Mayawati and Congress are kept aloof from government, otherwise both will again loot the public funds."

"Bihar was worst in development during Lalu and Rabri regime but in the last seven years under the JDU, it has become a model state in the country," he said.

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