New Delhi: CPI(M) on Thursday demanded that the Centre should enact a law to provide reservation to SC and ST communities in the private sector, stressing it would be best way to observe the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill, 2015 be brought to its logical conclusion and reservation be extended to private sector, as the special sitting of Parliament got underway.
"Is the BJP govt ready to take The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill 2015 to its logical conclusion? Is the BJP govt ready to enact a law for extending reservations to the private sector? @cpimspeak @CPIMPARLIAMENT
"Is the BJP govt ready to enact laws providing statutory status to the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Sub-Plan? @cpimspeak @CPIMPARLIAMENT. This is the least that the Parliament can do to carry forward Dr. Ambedkar's vision. This is the best way to observe this anniversary," Yechury tweeted.
Talking to reporters, Yechury underscored need for such reservation saying employment opportunities in the public sector is "shrinking" and called for quota in jobs in private domain.
The special sitting is being held on the first two days of nearly month-long Winter Session of Parliament to mark adoption of the Constitution and commemorate its architect BR Ambedkar.