Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Union steel minister Beni Prasad
Verma is expected to appear before the Election Commission on Friday. This
is to in response to its show cause notice.
Verma will have to give an explanation for his minority sub-quota remarks.
The EC had earlier issued notice to Verma over his remarks on sub-quota
for minorities, holding that prima facie it was a violation of the model
code of conduct and had sought his reply.
While addressing a poll rally in Farukkhabad in the presence of Congress
general secretary Digvijay Singh and Union law minister Salman Khurshid,
Beni had said, "Reservation for Muslims will be increased and if the EC
wants, it can now issue a notice to me."
- with PTI inputs