Maya reminds PM of quota for Muslims, Jats
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Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2011, 22:44
Lucknow: With an eye on the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday shot off a reminder to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking reservation for Muslims and Jats.

She sent the reminder a week after she had raised the demand for these sections by increasing reservation quota and earmarking separate percentage for them as per their population, an official release today said.

She has also sought quota for the poor among the upper castes on the basis of their economic condition.

Mayawati also demanded that certain backward castes like Kahar, Rajbhar and Dheemar among others under the OBC list be included among the Scheduled Castes list with the condition of increasing the quota as per their population.

She said that if required the government should take steps to amend the Constitution.

Referring to Sachar committee recommendations, she said Muslims required opportunities in the field on education and government jobs for their all round development.

She said that Jats too have inadequate representation in central services and lagged behind socially and in the field of education.

Mayawati also demanded reservation in the private sector and judiciary as well as all other areas which have been hitherto kept out of the ambit of reservations.


First Published: Monday, September 26, 2011, 22:44

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