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Mulayam Singh terms SC/ST promotion quota bill anti-national

December 15, 2012 - Manipuri, Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi party president Mulayam Singh Yadav said that his party would be forced to review its support to the UPA government if the SC/ST promotion quota bill is passed. He reiterated the party's opposition to the quota bill and termed it anti-national.

"If voting is done on the Bill in the House, I will reconsider my party’s support to the government.... We will review party’s outside support to the government. The bill is anti-national and will divide the people. My party has opposed the bill inside and outside the House and will continue its opposition,” Mulayam Yadav said.

Mulayam Singh Yadav said that for just 22 per cent people, the rest of the population which includes general candidates, backward castes and people from other communities have to suffer immensely. He also said that it is unfortunate that the members who are opposing the bill in the Rajya Sabha were thrown out of the house.

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