Agartala: Leader of the Opposition in Tripura Assembly Ratan Lal Nath on Thursday accused the state government of depriving Other Backward Class (OBC) community of their constitutional rights.
The ruling Left Front in its poll manifesto in 1993 had made commitment to ensure reservation for the OBC people and in 2005 the state government promised to pass a bill regarding reservation for OBC but did not fulfill the commitment, Nath, a senior Congress told reporters here.
He demanded proportionate reservation for OBC people in the state.
Nath demanded placing a bill in the state assembly in regards to reservation of OBC in the next session.
He said according to the statistics provided by the state government the percentage of OBC population in the state is 24.48 percent and reservation in jobs and education may be introduced on the basis of the statistics provided by the government.
According to Nath tribals in the state constitute 31 percent, Schedule Castes 17 percent, Muslims 8 percent and OBC 24.48 percent of population.
He demanded immediate reservation for the Muslims and the OBC people.
In Tripura there is 31 percent reservation for tribals and 17 percent reservation for Schedule Castes.