Maneka triggers a row, tells Muslims to vote for her if they want jobs

Lucknow: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday triggered a row when she told Muslims in Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh to vote for her if they wanted jobs.

Addressing an election rally in Turab Khani village in Sultanpur, she said that she would not give jobs to Muslims if they did not vote for her.

“This is important. I am winning. I am winning because of the love and support of people. However, if my victory is without Muslims, I won’t feel good about it. My feelings get hurt. If Muslims then come to me asking for work, then I will think let it be, how does it matter? Dil khatta hi jayega. After all, a job is a deal,” she said, making it clear that Muslims should not expect jobs if they do not vote for her.