Reservation for upper castes Updates: The Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation to economic weaker section in upper castes in government jobs and educational institutions. Those earning below Rs 8 lakh will be able to avail the benefits, initial reports said.
The government now needs to bring a constitutional amendment bill in the Parliament to enforce the decision. The bill is likely to be tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday. Reacting on the development, Congress MP and National Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi questioned the timing of the decision.
“See last two tweets re reservation 4forwards? Qs—did u nt think of this for 4 yrs 8 mths? so obviously thought of as election gimmick 3mths b4 model code! (3) u know u cannot exceed 50% maxima so it is done only to posture tht u tried unctal thing (4) do u hv majority 4ctal am? (sic)” Singhvi said.
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