BJP will neither abolish quota nor allow anyone to do so, says Shah

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Apr 2018 09:09:47



BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the Central Government would neither scrap the policy of reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities in education and jobs nor allow anyone to do so.

Addressing a public meeting here, he said that “no one can dare to change” the reservation policy “as set by B R Ambedkar in the Constitution”. Shah also held the Congress and other opposition parties responsible for the deaths of nearly a dozen people in violence during a nationwide strike by various Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

“Why was the bandh call given when the Prime Minister assured the people that the Centre would submit a review petition on the Supreme Court judgement... Ten people died during the bandh. The Congress and other opposition parties are responsible for the deaths of these 10 people,” he said.

Shah to visit Karnataka again on April 8, 9: CONTINUING his frequent visit ahead of May 12 Assembly elections in Karnataka, BJP National President Amit Shah will visit Karnataka on April 8 and 9 when the party is expected to release the first list of the candidates. Shah had made a flying visit on Tuesday. Party sources said the Core Committee assembled at a private resort on Wednesday for a meeting to finalise the list.