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Muslims should get full reservation, says Lalu amid third phase of LS polls in Bihar

The RJD chief alleged that the ruling BJP at the Centre wanted to do away with reservations by scrapping the Constitution.

laluPATNA: Amidst polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday made a statement that Muslims should get ‘full reservation’ in government jobs and admissions in government educational institutions.

Hinting at the alleged hate speeches made during BJP election campaigns, the veteran politician further said that the BJP leaders were scared due to the support people were giving to the opposition INDIA bloc which is why they are resorting to provoking people.

“BJP wants to abolish the constitution and reservation.. People are aware of its intention. Muslims should get full reservation,” Yadav remarked.

The RJD supremo’s reactions came a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said at an election rally that BJP would abolish religion-based reservations given to Muslims in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh by respective state governments.

Lalu said that people were enthusiastically casting their votes in the third phase as long queues of voters could be seen outside polling booths. RJD chief`s remark assumed significance in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations in his election rallies that Congress and RJD wanted to give reservations to Muslims based on religion.

Meanwhile, LJP (Ram Vilas) chief and MP Chirag Paswan alleged that the INDIA bloc’s leaders, instead of raising basic issues were trying to mislead people by alleging that the constitution and reservation would be abolished, and democracy would be in danger if NDA returned to power at the centre again.

“Has anybody said that democracy is in danger? Those who butchered democracy by imposing emergency in the country are now talking about saving it. In the 2015 Bihar assembly election too, RJD and Congress with an intention to brighten their electoral prospects had misled the people by claiming that BJP wanted to abolish reservation,” Paswan said

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