While Left and Samajwadi parties have criticised the quota of 4.5 % as "most inadequate" and "tokenism,"   Muslim organisations like Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, All India Ulema Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) and All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat strongly criticised the 4.5% quota within quota for all minorities, terming it as "joke" and cheating… But the same is a "dangerous political game" of Congress, according to the BJP which claimed on 23 December that this could result in a "civil war" among different communities in the country. BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi charged the ruling Congress party of exploiting the Muslim votes for political gains for the last 60 years. "This quota within quota 'lollipop' is also part of the Congress' political exploitation campaign. This is the biggest fraud of the Congress and its government against the Muslims as well as the Constitution. On one hand, it is constitutionally wrong and on the other Muslims are not going to benefit by this," Naqvi said. "By injecting the cocaine of quota, Congress is conspiring to hijack the Muslim votes. We will not allow  this dirty and dangerous game to succeed...," he added.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 January 2012 on page no. 1

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