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Amarinder favours quota for economically weaker upper castes

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 20:40

Congress leader and Amritsar candidate, Amarinder Singh on Sunday favoured reservation in jobs and educational institutions for members of economically weaker sections among the upper castes.

Mulayam Singh Yadav bats for Muslim reservation

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 19:04

In a bid to woo Muslims, Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said if voted to power, his party would ensure amendments are made in the constitution for their reservation and said only SP could prevent BJP leader Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister.

If elected, Congress may form panel to study need for reservation in pvt sector

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:53

Congress will consider setting up of a committee to examine the need for reservations for SC, ST and OBCs in private sector if it forms the next government at the Centre.

SC upholds Centre`s decision to include Jats in OBC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 13:02

In a major boost to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put a stay on its notification to include Jats in central list of OBCs in nine states.

No question of quota in private sector: Congress

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 20:05

The Congress Thursday clarified party vice president Rahul Gandhi`s statement on job reservation in the private sector, saying the party only wants the sector to provide jobs to 10 crore unemployed people.

OBC docs oppose inclusion of Jats in OBC category; HC seeks Centre`s reply

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 23:59

Delhi High Court sought a response of the Centre and Delhi government on a plea by some doctors from reserved category opposing a notification which has included Jats in other backward classes (OBC).

`Too late` to reopen reservation issue: Shashi Tharoor

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 22:28

The existing reservation policy would continue despite calls within some sections for a revision of the same, Congress said.

Rashid Alvi questions Jat reservation; Congress disagrees

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 20:19

Congress leader Rashid Alvi today struck a discordant note on Jat reservation issue, saying it sent a "wrong signal" to the Muslim community after the Muzaffarnagar riots.

Ensure no glitches in implementation of Jat quota: BJP to Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 16:23

BJP on Tuesday said the government has been forced to grant reservation to Jats in the central OBC list due to agitation by the community and persistent political pressure and and hoped it will ensure that there are no glitches in its implementation.

Jat Reservation: Commission for Backward Classes had opposed

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 20:47

After seeking the view of National Commission for Backward Classes, the Union Cabinet disregarded its "advice" against providing reservation for the community when it took the decision.

Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 13:19

Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs.

Jats in nine states to get reservation benefit

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 23:31

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the government on Sunday night decided to include the Jat community in the central list of OBCs in nine states.