Nitish Kumar asks 27% reservation for other backward classes in private sector

Hamid Ansari

Hamid Ansari

Nitish has already introduced reservation in the lower judiciary and also kept 35% posts reserved for women in state government jobs. As per the reports, Nitish Kumar said that the employees belong to the backward classes should not have to sign any contract unless their employers ensure quota for them.

"It's my opinion that there must be reservation in private sector too".

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday batted for reservation in private sector jobs, stirring a buzz that his open support to a sensitive issue like quota can have an impact on new-found ally BJP's fortunes in the coming Gujarat polls. This will be Purbey's fourth consecutive term.Addressing the meet, Lalu's son and leader of opposition in Bihar assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav recalled the promises made by Modi at the time of 2014 parliamentary election and said the promises remained unfulfilled.As for "Paltu Ram" Nitish, Tejashwi said, PM Modi must have got a whiff of certain weaknesses of Nitish, which forced the JD (U) president to return to the BJP fold.

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In a bid that could help his party, the Janata Dal (United) consolidate its vote-bank among the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and disabled people, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has made a decision to give a make-over to the prevailing reservation system, at least in his state. Nitish even issued a statement, endorsing their demand for quota in government jobs. Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member CP Thakur and BJP MLC Sachchidanand Rai are among the outspoken opponents of the cabinet decision.

"People who are raising a hue and cry over the issue have very little understanding", Kumar said. "Parliament will take the final decision", he said. The BJP has grown only because it has aggressively pursued social justice issues in the northern states. "People voicing protests fail to realise this basic matter, and I have nothing to say about their needless protests", said Kumar.

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