Centre likely to declare quota for Jats in Central govt jobs to counter Narendra Modi's 'backward' card

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SummaryWhile BJP has not been aggressive about Modi's OBC identity, it is not averse to playing this card.

face some hurdles. Earlier, the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) had rejected the demand for Jat reservation. In 2011, it was given the power to review the decision, following which it commissioned a study by the ICSSR on the socio-economic conditions of Jats. “Even after we get the report, it wouldn’t be so easy to reverse our earlier position and take just an opposite stand. But whatever we may do, the government can always announce reservation for Jats, even though it may or may not stand judicial scrutiny,” said an NCBC member.

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