Minority quota: Backward class threatens stir

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 00:16

Hyderabad: Opposing the Center`s decision to
provide 4.5 per cent reservation to minorities from within the
27 per cent quota for OBCs, backward class associations in
Andhra Pradesh today said they will hold agitations over the
issue.

"We are not against providing reservations for
minorities. We have no objection even if 10 per cent, instead
of 4.5 per cent, reservation is given to minorities. But it
should not be from the 27 per cent OBC quota... We will oppose
this," R Krishnaiah, the leader of AP State Backward Classes
Welfare Association, said in a release.

The backward class associations would organise protests
at the offices of district collectors on December 30, it said.
Demanding that all political parties clarify their stand
on the issue, the release said the backward class associations
would organise a meeting with all parties soon.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 00:16

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