Congress indulging in politics over reservation row: CM Bommai


Hitting out at Congress leaders’ announcement that the party would undo the BJP government’s reservation decisions in the event of it coming to power, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday accused it of inciting and trying to create disturbance between the communities.

The Congress was playing politics on the issue, he alleged, as he claimed that the party was indulging in such things and are making such statements, since they are unable to digest that BJP has been able to make a decision on the issue, that was considered impossible, and as they are fully aware of them not coming to power.

The BJP government last week decided to move Muslims out of the OBC list and put them under the 10 per cent EWS quota. The 4 per cent reservation that Muslims had (under OBC list) will be distributed among Vokkaligas and Lingayats equally.

“D K Shivakumar (State Congress president) lacks interest in social thinking, all these demands (reservation related) have been for 30-40 years, they (Congress) could have done it, but they did not do it, but we now, considering  the demand by communities, have taken certain steps,” Bommai said.