NEW DELHI: The battle for Uttar Pradesh is heating up. The BJP has slammed the proposed sub-quota for Muslims, calling it the Congress' divisive and minority appeasement policy. BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the Congress was on an agenda to divide the society.
"Congress has started a divisive agenda to divide the society. The society will have to pay a heavy cost for the divisive agenda taken by the Congress in UP," he said.
He attacked the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party too saying that the two parties could not oppose the Congress' "divisive agenda" openly and were secretly supporting it.
"The other two parties in Uttar Pradesh - SP and BSP - cannot oppose the Congress' divisive agenda openly and are supporting it. The BJP openly opposes sub quota on lines of religion for vote bank politics."
The comments come in the wake of Law Minister Salman Khurshid's promise of increasing the 4.5 per cent minority quota to 9 per cent.
Meanwhile, Khurshid is learned to have replied to the EC notice against the alleged violations of code of conduct.
The BJP plans to launch an agitation against the Congress.