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Government working on reservation for minorities: Congress

Thursday December 01, 2011 07:40:23 PM, IANS

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New Delhi: In a significant move ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress Thursday said the government was working speedily to give reservation to minorities within the OBC quota.

Congress spokesman Raashid Alvi said here that the party had mentioned in its election manifesto of 2009 too that it had pioneered reservations in government jobs and educational institutions for minorities in Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on the basis of their social and economic backwardness and was committed to adopting the measure at the national level.

"Government is working at a very fast pace to implement this part of manifesto so that they (minorities) get their share among backward classes," Alvi said.

The Congress manifesto had said that the party was committed to ensuring that the constitutional rights of minorities were protected fully and their representation in public administration increases.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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