Tuesday, January 24, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Congress takes OBC quota issue to public forum



Congress takes OBC quota issue to public forum
Published: Monday, Jan 23, 2012, 18:15 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA

In a response to the ruling BJP's decision to take the minority
reservation issue from the OBC quota to the public, the Gujarat
Congress held a grand OBC justice summit in Vadodara on Sunday.

State Congress president Arjun Modhwadia said that while the BJP
equipped the youth with Trishuls, the Congress gave them technology to
help them get employment.

The Congress also criticised Modi's Sadbhavana fast stating that even
as the BJP tried to woo Muslims, several innocents were still in jail
in connection with the 2002 riots. Modhwadia compared Modi's fast in
various districts akin to a drama troupe that moved from one place to

The BJP had decided to take up the 4.5% reservation to minorities from
the 27% OBC quota before the public during the election campaign for
assembly polls scheduled this year. The move of Congress to hold OBC
justice summit in Vadodara is in response to BJP's strategy. Congress
leaders informed people about the work undertaken by the party for
uplift of OBCs.

Speaking on the occasion, Shankersinh Vaghela talked of the benefits
extended by the Congress government so as to benefit the OBC section
of the society. He said while the BJP worked for the benefit of
millionaires, the Congress was with the underprivileged sections of
the society.

Recent Activity:
Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to ZESTMedia-digest@yahoogroups.com, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/join/

On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to zestcaste@yahoogroups.com

If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to ZESTCaste-subscribe@yahoogroups.com OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join/

Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/


No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive