Cong promises 20 % reservation

Cong promises 20 % reservation

Congress in Gujarat has said it would consider 20% reservation for the economically weaker sections among the upper castes if voted to power in 2017 Assembly polls.

Responding to an appeal by Hardik Patel that the 10 % reservation for the upper castes announced by the BJP government is inadequate, former chief minister and leader of the opposition in state Assembly Shankarsinh Vaghela said he agreed with the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti convener on the issue.

Vaghela said a decision on the quota issue will be taken by the Congress government within 100 days of taking charge. The Anandiben Patel government has granted 10 % reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for families with income less than Rs 600,000 per annum. 

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