Congress dubs 10% reservation move as ‘election gimmick’!

Vishal Chauhan, 07/01/2019
Congress dubs 10% reservation move as ‘election gimmick’!

The government has cleared a 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker sections among the so-called upper castes, sources told Hindustan Times after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sources said the government is ready with a bill which will be introduced in parliament tomorrow, the last day of the Winter Session.

The move, a BJP leader hinted, would come in handy to deal with reservation demands from communities that had been demanding that they be counted as other backward classes, or OBCs that have 27 per cent quota for government jobs and admission to educational institutions.

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6:13 pm IST
Youth asking when will they get jobs: Congress
The government accepted in the Parliament that there are 24 lakh vacant posts, that have not been filled by the Modi government. We are in favour of reservation in jobs, but the youth is asking when will they get the jobs: Randeep Surjewala

6:10 pm IST
Without jobs, creating reservations for jobs: Congress
Without jobs, creating reservations for jobs could be another jumla, says Randeep Surjewala.

4:14 pm IST
Congress dubs govt decision as ‘election gimmick’
Congress described the government’s decision as an “election gimmick” and accused the BJP of posturing ahead of the national elections.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the government did not think about this for four years and eight months and brought this just months before the model code of conduct coming into effect.

3:50 pm IST
Ceiling will be raised to 60%
“I welcome wholeheartedly reservation given to economically... Now the ceiling will be raised from 50 to 60 per cent... Parliament is very much empowered to raise this ceiling,” BJP MP and Udit Raj said.

3:40 pm IST
Masterstroke, says Ramdas Athawale
Union minister for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale has welcomed the Narendra Modi-led government’s move to clear a 10 per cent quota in jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker sections among the upper castes.

3:30 pm IST
Bill to be introduced tomorrow
Sources said the government is ready with a bill which will be introduced in parliament tomorrow, the last day of the Winter Session.

3:15 pm IST
Cabinet approves 10% reservation for economically weaker upper castes. The government has cleared a 10 per cent quota in jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker sections among the so-called upper castes.

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