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.

Follow live updates here:

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.

More Stories in News

Karsoo
198

Kolkata Top Cop Rajeev Kumar to Be Questioned by CBI in Shillong Today.

By Vishal Chauhan - 09/02/2019

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar will be questioned by the CBI in Shillong on Saturday, 9 February, in connection with the Saradha scam. This comes in the wake of the CBI's dramatic altercation with Kolkata Police on Sunday that triggered a slugfest between the Centre and the West Bengal government.

Karsoo
551

Swiss advisory for travel to India reads like a Nightmare

By Deepak - 27/10/2017

A recent attack on a Swiss couple near Fatehpur Sikri has highlighted Switzerland's extensive travel advisory for its citizens visiting India that the country had issued in August.

Karsoo
385

Rahul Gandhi Mistreating Pacts Will Cost Opposition Heavily

By Bhavana Sharma - 11/09/2018

Rahul Gandhi has at long last chosen to hit the avenues on the issue of petroleum costs. Oil costs over the most recent couple of months have soar and are presently prepared to score a century.

Karsoo
467

Padmaavat protests in Gujarat turn violent, police fire warning shots

By SIBA RINGMASTER - 24/01/2018

The "Padmaavat" push escalated a day prior to the film's discharge in spite of the requests of the Supreme Court

Karsoo
866

Talwars Acquitted Of Daughter Aarushi's Murder By Allahabad High Court

By Deepak - 12/10/2017

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for their daughter Aarushi Talwar's murder. They had appealed in Allahabad High Court against their conviction.

View More Stories