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Uttar Pradesh has a large muslim population. Back in the 90’s, Muslims had a choice b/w the congress and the BJP, now there are other players, all vying for the all-important Muslim vote. The benefit that the congress had, before the BSP and SP, is never going to come back. The Muslims earlier, voted for the congress as a single voting block. Now, they have several choices. Now, the only way to attract muslim votes is to give them sops.

The recent decision to allow 4% reservation in the 27% quota for backward classes for Muslims is an example. They are trading votes for sops. Reservations will spoil Muslims and make them lazy. If you don’t have to work hard for something, you will not realize its value. This system of sops-for-votes will prove costly for the congress, BSP and SP. With a rapidly growing muslim population, even more reservation will be required next year for their votes. The BJP should use this opportunity and directly make a pitch to the Muslims, telling them why their reservation is bad for them, and how the congress is trying to buy their votes.

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