New Delhi: Taking strong objection to Salman Khurshid's comments after his censure on his minority quota remarks, the Election Commission tonight wrote to President Pratibha Patil against the "defiant and aggressive" Law Minister and sought her immediate decisive intervention.

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The EC said the defiance by a Union Minister of the Constitutional body was "unprecedented" and his "improper and unlawful action" has put a strain on the delicate balance of functions between Constitutional authorities.

The strongly-worded two-page letter was written to the President after an emergency meeting of the full Commission in the wake of Khurshid's statement earlier in the day that he would continue to pursue the line on nine percent sub-quota for minorities 'even if they hang me'.

The EC had earlier censured him for the same statement made on January 8 while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh elections, holding that it was violative of the Election Model Code of Conduct.

"The Commission is shocked that instead of being remorseful about the violation of the Model Code, that carries the consensus of all political parties and the sanction of the Supreme Court, the Minister has chosen to be defiant and aggressive. This is unprecedented," the EC letter said.

Khurshid lures Pasmanda Muslims

Inviting fresh troubles, Union Law Minister and Congress star campaigner Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that he would work for the Pasmanda Muslims and will ensure their rights are being delivered even if the Election Commission hangs him.

The Law Minister who is entangled into wave of controversies following his sub-quota remarks for Muslims and Batla House statement said this while addressing an election rally in Khatakpur locality on Friday night.

Notably, Khurshid had to face the wrath of Election Commission in the recent past for attempting to violate the model code of conduct while campaigning for his wife Louise, a Congress candidate from Farrukhabad Assembly. Moreover, the election body taking stringent cognizance of the incident had warned the Congress leader from making such remarks in future.

As per the sources, the recent statement made by Khurshid to woo the Muslim vote bank can land him up into fresh controversies as Chief Election Commissioner S Y Qureshi might take the matter to the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, making best use of the opportunity on the day of second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh’s seven phased Assembly elections, arch rival BJP launched scathing attack on the Congress and sought from the Election Commission to impose ban on the campaigns of Khurshid.

While Congress leaders have chosen to remain dumb in the entire episode, BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Balbir Punj terming the statements having political colour have demanded stringent action against the Congress leader from the Prime Minister.

Notably, Khurshid had promised the electorate last month that the party would increase the sub-quota for minorities to nine percent, out of the 27 percent Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservation.

(JPN/Bureau/Agencies)