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Remove 50 per cent cap on quotas: Nitish Kumar | India News

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday sought the removing of fifty per cent cap on reservations and made a contemporary pitch for a country-wide caste census.
The JD(U) chief was sharing his views, with journalists, on the Supreme Courtroom upholding 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections.
“What the Supreme Courtroom dominated was truthful sufficient. We had been at all times in help of the quota. However it’s excessive time that the restrict of fifty per cent be raised. The cap is depriving OBCs and EBCs of alternatives in proportion to their inhabitants,” stated Kumar, an OBC chief himself who owes his rise in politics to the churning led to by Mandal Fee.
He additionally reiterated the necessity for a contemporary estimate of the respective inhabitants of varied social teams and recalled having taken it up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi final 12 months.
“We had been instructed that states might maintain such headcounts. Now we have undertaken that train. However this must be finished on the nationwide stage as effectively. There have to be a rethink on the difficulty of caste census,” stated Kumar.
The BJP, a former ally of the JD(U), lashed out on the chief minister.
“The honorable chief minister is clearly sad over poor higher castes getting their due. He’s talking the language of its present ally RJD,” alleged BJP spokesperson Arvind Kumar Singh.
“If you’d like the 50 per cent cap to be raised, do the needful in Bihar as per constitutional norms. We are going to welcome it,” he stated.
Notably, among the many present crop of political leaders of Bihar, the demand for removing of the cap was first made by RJD president Lalu Prasad, with whom Kumar aligned, dumping the BJP, three months in the past.

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