The Minister may have had a point. However, what is surprising is that this cannot be the Congress Party's line. Therefore, why was he allowed by the the great secularist Sonia to make this statement or his earlier statements, like advocating 'azadi' (secession) for Kashmir, separate statehood for Jammu and union territory status for Ladakh? Sonia sacked the Congressman who called her son, Rahul, a clown. But how has she turned the Nelsons eye to all this shenanigans? Further, who should be the CM is the prerogative of the political party which has the majority. And if they select a Muslim, how can one complain, it being a democracy? This religion and caste aspect being brought in for everything for political and cosmetic gains. Let competence be the guide and not caste or religion.