Thursday, December 29, 2011
Roll back Communal order, Debar Congress(INC), says VHP
(High level VHP Delegation Meet CEC)
New Delhi. December 29, 2011. A High level delegation of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today meet the chief Election Commissioner of India demanding withdrawal of order dated 22/12/2011 issued by the under secretary to the Govt. of Bharat regarding sub-quota for minority communities just before the date of declaration of election in the five prominent states of the country. VHP also demanded a ban on fighting election by the Indian National Congress (INC) in the polls to come.
In its memorandum to CEC, VHP said that the religion-based reservation is not only prohibited by Articles 15(1) and 16(2) of the constitution and violative of articles 15(4) and 16(4) of the same too but also divide the country. The VHP leaders requested the Election Commission of India to take action against the Indian National Congress, the ruling party for blatant violation of the model code of conduct for political benefits by seeking votes on the basis of religion. The VHP demanded to rollback the communal order and requested that party should be debarred from fighting the elections. VHP reminded that in its order in 1999 CEC debarred shri Bal Thakare of Shiv Sena from fighting election and even to cast vote till 2005.
The delegation comprising the Int'l Vice President shri Om Prakash Singhal, the newly elected international Secretary General Vishwa Hindu Parishad shri Champat Rai & the secretary of the organization Dr Surendra Jain elaborated the CEC that The Central Government's decision to carve out a 4.5% sub-quota for Minorities from within the 27% reservation for OBC's, just before the announcement of the polling dates by Election Commission five states, is a pre-poll exploitive stunt meant to unduly influence the minority community to attract their votes.