The government on Monday asserted that it was unequivocally committed to upholding the principles as laid down in the Constitution by the founding fathers, including BR Ambedkar, and said it had no problems if the private sector also gives reservation.
Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham on Monday ended his indefinite fast, he had begun on Friday to demand quota for the community, after “assurances” from the Andhra Pradesh government, including allocation of Rs 1000 crore annually to Kapu welfare corporation.
Reservation will be extended to the private sector if LJP is voted to power in Bihar, its president Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday while ruling out any change in the existing quota policy, even that "of a coma or full stop".
A day after Rajasthan Assembly passed a bill for granting reservation to the poor in general category, BJP on Wednesday indicated its support for affirmative action for the economically backward among upper castes.
BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday attacked RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's statement on review of quota regime and threatened a nationwide protest against the Narendra Modi government if it "toed" the line of the Sangh leader.
Slovakia will never support mandatory quotas as part of the European Union`s response to its migrant crisis, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Tuesday, underlining a tough stance that has put the country at odds with other EU members.
Intensifying their quota stir, residents of some Patel-community dominated villages in Gujarat are withdrawing their bank deposits with one cooperative bank reporting that about Rs 20 lakh was withdrawn in just one day.
Senior Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary on Saturday called upon the Jat community, agitating for reservation under the OBC category, to campaign unitedly for their rights and suggested setting up of a core committee and formulating an action plan to meet their goals.
Against the backdrop of the ongoing agitation of Patel community in neighbouring Gujarat, Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday demanded that the BJP-led government take a decision on the demand of reservations by Marathas, Muslims and Dhangars within 15 days.