'Arre Muslims ko milna hi chahiye...': Lalu Yadav on reservation debate

Specifically addressing the issue of Muslim reservation, he advocated for the inclusion of Muslims in reservation policies, albeit not to the extent of full reservation.

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In the midst of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, political parties are engaging in heated debates over reservation policies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Congress of advocating for OBC reservation for Muslims, while the opposition warned of the potential abolition of reservation under a BJP government. Amidst this turmoil, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav weighed in on the issue, asserting the necessity of reservation for Muslims.

Lalu Yadav's Response to Amit Shah's Allegations

Responding to allegations by BJP leader Amit Shah that a Congress and RJD government would lead to a return of "jungle raj" in Bihar, Lalu Yadav dismissed the claims as fear-mongering tactics. He suggested that such assertions were driven by fear and aimed at manipulating public sentiment. Yadav remained confident in the support garnered from voters, citing long queues at polling stations during the third phase of elections.

Support for Muslim Reservation

Addressing the contentious topic of reservation based on religion, Lalu Yadav reiterated his support for reservation while condemning attempts to undermine the Constitution and democracy. Specifically addressing the issue of Muslim reservation, he advocated for the inclusion of Muslims in reservation policies, albeit not to the extent of full reservation. This stance contrasted with PM Modi's claims that Congress was advocating for full reservation for Muslims.

BJP-Congress Face-off

The debate over reservation intensified as BJP accused Congress of implementing Muslim reservation in Karnataka and warned of its potential nationwide expansion under a Congress-led government. The two parties engaged in a war of words on this issue, with BJP alleging that Congress sought to extend reservation benefits to Muslims at the expense of other communities.

Lalu Yadav's stance on Muslim reservation adds another layer to the ongoing debate surrounding reservation policies in India. As political parties continue to spar over this issue, the voices advocating for inclusive policies and equitable representation remain crucial in shaping the future trajectory of reservation in the country.