Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday pitched for increasing reservation beyond 50 percent in view of the increasing population of Schedule Castes and also stressed for extending the facility in the private sector as well.
"If population of SC is increasing the quota of reservation should also increased and if in Tamil Nadu the reservation can be 69 percent reservation combining SC, ST and OBC then why it can't be implemented in entire country? There needs to be a strong willpower to implement it," Nitish said while addressing a function in which he was honoured with K. Veeramani award.
The Chief Minister also advocated for extending the reservation in private sector too.
"If in today's scenario it is needed to upgrade the ceiling of 50 percent quota then it should be done by the bringing an amendment in the Constitution. And why only in the government sector, the reservation should also be there in private sector," he said.
"Today is the age of liberalization and privatization and in every sector the private sector is having an upper hand so if in this situation if the SC,ST, OBC class is not given reservation in private sector it will be a cruel joke in the face of social justice," he added.