Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal has said there should be reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) not only in the Women's Reservation
Bill but also proportionately in Parliament.
"Let there be reservation for other backward classes (OBCs), not only in the Women's Reservation Bill but also proportionately in all the 542 seats of Parliament," Bhujbal
told reporters here last evening.
"Such a reservation is given in local self-government bodies and I have been making the demand to implement it in Parliament and state legislature," Bhujbal, a prominent OBC
leader in the state, said.
There is already 33 percent quota for women to contest
in local bodies and Panchayat Raj election, he said, adding
his personal opinion was that the women's quota bill
incorporates a separate quota for the OBCs.
First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 11:43