Mayawati demands reservation as Modi claims 80% Muslims in India are backward

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati. [File Photo]

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Friday said Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s statement that 80 per cent of Muslims are backward and exploited, is an admission of ground realities.

She shared a series of tweets and claimed that Modi’s statement also underlines the fact that Muslims need reservations to improve the condition of their lives.

“PM Narendra Modi at a BJP program in Bhopal publicly confessed that 80 percent of Muslims living in India are ‘pasmanda, backward, exploited’, this is a bitter ground reality. The lives of those Muslims should be improved. The need for reservation is supported,” she tweeted in Hindi.

The BSP leader further said that BJP should stop opposing reservations for Muslims and implement quotas for them.

“So now, in such a situation, apart from stopping the BJP from opposing reservation for backward Muslims, all their governments should also prove that they are capable In matters different from other parties,” the BSP president added.

She also asked the saffron party to fill the backlog of vacancies and prove that it was genuinely different from other parties.

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