PM strongly defends economic quota policy
The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has strongly defended the special economic quota of ten per cent, which was recently granted to ensure that the economically backward ones under the general category also get the benefit of reservation in jobs and educational institutions, while speaking in a public conference organised in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where some of the strongest opponents of the policy of economic reservation live.
The PM has alleged that some politicians in the state were purposefully creating an atmosphere of confusion and suspicion among the state population around the matter of reservation.
From the PM’s statement, it is understood the special reservation on the basis of economic status will not affect the reservation for the SC, ST and OBC, which is enjoyed by a large section of people of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
While addressing his party members, he has indirectly said that all opposition parties united against him forgetting their differences because they feared that the government would bring to justice all those who looted the country in the form of corruption and nepotism.
The Dravidian parties of Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK and DMK, are the first political organisation who demanded the central government to rethink its policy to offer the economic reservation.
Vignesh. S. G
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