New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has written a letter to the Election Commission saying that his remark on Minority subquota was unintentional.
The letter written to Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi was delivered on Monday evening.
During a recent poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Khurshid had promised that if the Congress party was voted to power in the state, the sub-quota for Muslims would be increased to nine per cent within the 27 per cent reservation meant for Other Backward Classes (OBC).
However, the Election Commission of India (ECI) slapped Khurshid with a notice, saying his remarks had violated the Model Code of Conduct.
In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission sought the "immediate and decisive" intervention of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil after it charged Khurshid with "improper and unlawful" defiance of its orders under which he was censured for promising sub-quota for minorities.
President Patil had later forwarded Election Commission's complaint to Prime Minister's Office for appropriate action. (ANI)
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