Claim: The Sachar Committee said in its report that Muslims make up 6% of the workforce in the public sector in Uttar Pradesh, and in Gujarat the proportion is 8.5%.

Who: Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate.

Where: At a public meeting in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, on 26 March.

Check: This is correct, according to a table on page 373 of the report prepared by the committee headed by former Delhi high court judge Rajinder Sachar, submitted in 2006. The share of Muslims in the workforce of state public sector undertakings in Uttar Pradesh is 6.2%; in Gujarat it is 8.5%, the table shows.

Source: Sachar Committee report

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