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Congress following Prophet's principles, says Lagadapati

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`Muslim students got 191 seats in medical counselling because of reservation'



SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD: Muslims at an Iftar party organized in Vijayawada on Tuesday.

VIJAYAWADA: Congress leaders are following the guiding principles laid down by Prophet Mohammad in serving the poor and the downtrodden, says Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal. Addressing an Iftar party organised by Vijayawada Minorities and Dalit Welfare Organisation here on Tuesday the MP said that Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy was first among the Congress leaders to follow the guiding principles of Prophet Mohammad.

He recalled that it was the State Government that first announced 5 per cent reservation for Muslims in educational institutions and government jobs.

Muslim students were able to get 191 seats in medical counselling because of the reservation, he said.

VGTM UDA chairman Malladi Vishnu, City Congress president Pyla Sominaidu, corporators Mallika Begum, Narasimha Chowdary, Akula Krian Kumar, Gritton, Mahadevu Appaji, Yelakala Chalapathi Rao and Nukala Nageswara Rao, Durga Co-operative Bank chairman Koraganji Bhanu, vice-chairman Pothina Beshu, PCC Seva Dal leader Panugu Seshu leaders Mahadevu Rama Rao and Adduri Ramulu were present at the function.

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