Published On: Tue, Mar 15th, 2016

No change in present caste-based reservation: FM Jaitley

Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made it clear on Monday that there was no change on the present social and caste based reservation policy and it would continue.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made it clear on Monday that there was no change in caste-based quotas.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made it clear on Monday that there was no change in caste-based quotas.

“It is the stated policy of government that present arrangement of reservation will be maintained,” leader of the house in the Rajya Sabha and finance minister Arun Jaitley said in response to SP and BSP members raising concern over remarks by some RSS leaders on Sunday.

RSS, Jaitley said, “has also not talked” of scrapping or changing the present reservation policy.
Earlier, Ram Gopal Yadav (SP) alleged a conspiracy in doing away with the present reservation system.

Mayawati (BSP) said the Constitution has clearly defined the criteria for giving reservation to SC/ST and OBCs and now RSS functionaries were talking of the quota being based on economic criteria.

She was referring to RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi’s remark at the organisation’s camp at Nagaur in Rajasthan on Sunday.

Jaitley responded this, saying “he has not said that.”

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