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BJP Vice President Naqvi writes to PM on Reservation issue

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party today charged the Government with trying to divide the society and creating hatred among people by pursuing "vote bank politics of reservation and appeasement." In a letter written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi asserted that the politics of reservation could never do any good for the welfare and development of the backward people. The people looked at it with 'anger and hatred' as they knew that this was merely a cheap publicity stunt of the government.

He said India was now getting recognised for the technological progress it had made in various fields like medical and software and was a source of trained manpower the world over. He, however, regretted that the Government was belittling the country through various reservations even on religious basis, earlier in Aligarh Muslim University and now in IIMs and IITs or Central Universities.

He warned that millions of people were not only agitated but also concerned with such reservations.

Even as majority of political parties would not oppose such kind of reservations but as a responsible citizen "I would like to know till now how many persons from the reserved classes had been benefitted through the policy economically, socially or educationally. In fact it always helped the creamy layer,'' he said.

He termed HRD Minister Arjun Singh's announcement of extending reservations to OBCs in educational institutions as an attempt to divert the attention of the people from the "Bharat Suraksha Yatras" being taken out by BJP senior leader L K Advani and BJP President Rajnath Singh. "But he will not succeed in his designs," he added.

The Government had utterly failed in all fronts, be it terrorism, separatism, Maoism, infilteration, inflation, he charged.

Besides, how long the Government would succeed to divert the people's attention from the Volcker controversy, defreezing of Quattrochchi's UK accounts and corruption in high offices, he added.

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