NCP not in favour of change in caste-based reservation policy

Last Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 21:40

New Delhi: Senior NCP leader Praful Patel on Thursday said his party was not in favour of changing the caste-based reservation policy.

"Our stand is clear. The current system of reservation is fine. There is no need to change it. SC/ST/OBCs etc have benefited due to reservation and we should continue it," Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel said at a CII-ACMA event here.

The government and Congress President Sonia Gandhi yesterday clarified that there was no move to change the policy on reservation in government jobs.
The clarifications came a day after senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi advocated a relook into caste-based reservations, leading to an outcry in the Rajya Sabha.
Dwivedi had in an interview to PTI called an end to reservation on caste lines and asked party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to introduce quota for financially weaker sections, bringing all communities under its ambit.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 21:40

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