New Delhi/Patna, November 2, 2011 | UPDATED 14:25 IST
Digvijaya advises Centre on supply quota; Nitish pulls up Cong leader
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has advised Centre to
include scheduled tribes (STs) while giving reservation in government
In his latest tweet on Wednesday, the Congress leader said:
"Congratulations to UPA govt for giving 4% reservation in govt
supplies to Dalits. Should include ST also. Part of Bhopal Declaration
Singh's latest tweet came as a reaction to the Congress-led Centre
making it mandatory for all central bodies to make at least 4 per cent
of their annual purchases from small scale industries, owned by
scheduled caste (SC) people.
Of late, the Congress MP has made a habit of kicking up a storm every
time he takes to Twitter. So much is his love for the medium, that he
has been punctual with comments on almost all issues under the sun.
Be it attacks on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and his team,
pieces of advice for the judiciary, attacks on the BJP and its
affiliates, or something else, Singh gives his remarks on everything.
In his latest tweet on Wednesday, he gave advice to his own party at
the Centre, with the issue being reservation in government supplies.
Singh did not lose the opportunity to pat himself on the back as well
while referring to his tenure as the Madhya Pradesh chief minister.
Nitish takes a dig at Digvijaya
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, reacting to the Congress leader's
frequent tweets over a host of issues, said that he was completely
surprised at Singh's changed image.
"Whatever he has said is his opinion, but there is a question as to
how much say he has in the party... How such a mild mannered person
can say such inflammatory things needs investigation. This is
different from the Diggy I used to know," the JD(U) leader said.
Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/supply-quota-digvijaya-singh-nitish-kumar-congress/1/158327.html
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