Hyderabad, Feb 9: Even as the quashing of state government proposed minority quota reservation by the Andhra Pradesh High Court continues to draw mixed reaction, the BJP has come up in support of the decision.
"BJP welcomes the High Court decision. The act of the Andhra Pradesh government was against the Constitution and politically motivated.The Congress government in the state has breached the sanctity of the Constitution," party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
Javadekar said that being aware that it was unconstitutional to seek reservation in the name of religion, Congress should avoid fooling the Muslims.
"We hope Muslims will also understand how Congress tries to fool them," he said.
Citing that the Constitution forbids reservations for religious groups, Javadekar said that he hoped that the party would stop in their attempts to bring in minority reservation.
BJP had always vehemently protested reservations for minorities, saying that the backward caste reservation covers up the backward classes in Muslims and other religious denominations.
Reservations for Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians were also by BJP on the grounds that those religions do not acknowledge those caste.