Minority quota: Backward class threatens stir
  • This Section
  • Latest
  • Web Wrap
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.


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

comments powered by Disqus