Bihar CM Nitish Kumar bats for removal of 50% quota cap

Nitish Kumar stressed on increasing the reservation quota in jobs beyond 50 per cent in view of the increasing population of Schedule Castes and also advocated extending the facility in the private sector.

By: Express News Service | Patna | Published: April 10, 2016 1:51:51 am
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that Parliament should bring an amendment to remove the 50 per cent cap on reservation and implement the Tamil Nadu model of 69 per cent reservation. He was speaking at a function here in which he was given the K Veeramani Award for social justice.

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“Tamil Nadu had proposed 69 per cent reservation. It’s time the Supreme Court cap of 50 per cent was removed to make the Tamil Nadu formula applicable across the country,” he said. Demanding reservation in private sectors, Nitish said, “As long as reservation is not introduced in private sectors, it would be a mockery of social justice.”

Kumar said as member of 14th Lok Sabha he had raised the issue of providing reservation to dalit muslims. “I had said that SC/ST could be of any religion. Subsequently, dalit Buddhist and dalit Sikh got benefits of reservation but dalit muslims and dalit Christians could not get it,” he said.


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