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No religion based quota, assures Narendra Modi

Published Oct 27, 2015, 7:53 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 8:31 am IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally (Photo: PTI)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally (Photo: PTI)

Patna: In a bid to control the damage following RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement seeking a re-look at reservations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said there would be no dilution in the reservation policy.

“There is no danger to the reservation policy when I am here, I can even sacrifice my life for the safety of reservation” Mr Modi said while addressing a rally in Buxar. He accused Bihar’s grand alliance of plotting to take away five per cent share in reservations for SC, ST and OBCs and give it to “a particular community”, a move he vowed to oppose.

“The leaders of this ‘mahaswarth (opportunistic)’ alliance are trying to mislead the people on the issue of reservation... It is clear through the discussion of our Constitution makers that reservation cannot be given on the basis of religion. The Supreme Court has said reservation cannot be more than 50 per cent. There is a cap.”

“These leaders are making a devious plan. They are conspiring to take away 5 per cent reservation of Dalits, Mahadalits, backwards and extremely backwards and give it to a particular community. I pledge to protect rights of Dalits, Mahadalits and backwards,” he said.



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