Quota bill a fraud on the Constitution:Owaisi

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New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the government, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the quota bill, which seeks to grant 10 percent reservation in jobs and employment to upper castes, is a fraud on the Constitution. Owaisi pointed out that the Constitution does not recognise economic backwardness and that it is an insult to Ambedkar. The original purpose of the reservation was to give social justice and remove social and educational backwardnesss, he added. Before him, Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha batted for reservation in thge private sector as well.

Participating on the quota bill debate, Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel wants to know if there is a cap on the reservation so that the law is not misused. She also speaks about rising unemployment. INLD’s Dushyant Chautala says reservations are a lollipop at a time when youth are searching for jobs. He asks the government to make the caste census data public.

Earlier today, the NDA government introduced a bill in Lok Sabha that seeks to amend the Constitution to provide so that it can provide reservation to economically backward section in the general category.

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