UP polls: Samajwadi play Muslim card promised to quota

Samajwadi party on Friday Playing the Muslim card, promised to provide Muslims separate reservation on the basis of their population in his releasing manifesto. Muslims account for an estimated 18 per cent of the States population. We will provide separate reservation to Muslims on the lines of Dalits, it said, adding the party will also pressurise Centre to implement recommendations of Ranganath Mishra and Rajinder Sachar committees.

Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh round the corner, the principal opposition party also promised, if voted to power, a ban on land acquisition except in urgent circumstances and various sops for the agriculture sector.

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