New Delhi: Hitting back at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for terming BJP as the lesser evil than the Congress for the Muslims, the Congress on Sunday asked the socialist leader to recall the incident of Gujarat.

Taking on the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister Salman Khurshid termed the statement of Mulayam as a sign of desperation as his party is losing the confidence of the minorities in the state.

"Whenever they feel that the situation is going out of hand, they appreciate BJP,” Khurshid, who was earlier president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC), said adding: "People of Uttar Pradesh will have to decide which is better, BJP or others. When they say BJP is better, hopefully they have not forgotten the history of Gujarat."

“None of the Muslims would trust his comment because he has lost the trust of the public,” Khurshid asserted.

Replying to Yadav’s allegations of not implementing the recommendations of the Sachar Committee, Salman said, “There no special mention of giving reservations to the Muslims but it is mentioned that the other backward communities would be given 27 percent reservation.”

Other than this anything related to Muslim Community would be done at the Parliament level, he added.

Replying to a question over Congress’ involvement in ‘cash for vote scam’, he said, “The investigations are going according to the Supreme Court’s order and hence there is no involvement of the UPA or the Congress in the entire episode.”

(Agencies)