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PM Modi pitches for MBC qouta within OBC

Baghpat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for a quota for the Most Backward Class (MBC) within the quota allocated to the Other Backward Class, he said that the government wanted this numerically large but splintered section of backward castes to benefit more from reservation policies.

PM Modi while addressing a public meeting in Baghpat said “The government wants the most backwards in OBCs to benefit more from reservation within the given limit. We have formed a commission to look into subcategorisation of OBCs.” He said this while referring to a panel set up to examine the eligibility of MBCs to access a sub-quota within the 27% quota + carved out for OBCs in government jobs and educational institutions.

Various MBC’s communities had backed Narendra and BJP during the last assembly election in Uttar Pradesh which led them to win 312 of 403 seats. PM Modi also blamed the Congress party for stalling a legislation intended to make the OBC commission on a par with the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Being a part of the OBC population, the most backward class have not been able to convert their numbers into political representation. Also, they have not been able to take advantage of quotas which have been cornered by the more advanced among backward.




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