Amit Shah addresses rally in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, says BJP govt not against SC/ST Act and job reservations

Ambikapur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah asserted that the SC/ST Act and reservation system in jobs will remain in force till the party-led government is in power.

BJP president Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh. PTI

BJP president Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh. PTI

He said the election season would kick in soon and the Congress would use the opportunity to spread "lies" about the Narendra Modi government.

The main Opposition party will "mislead" people by saying the NDA government will scrap the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the system of reservation in government jobs and education for the deprived sections of the society, Shah added.

"In the coming days, the Congress will spread different types of lies to mislead people. Sometimes they will say the SC/ST Act is being abolished, on other occasions they will say the reservation (system) is being scrapped," he said.

"I want to clearly say that the SC/ST Act and reservation will remain in force till the BJP government is in power," he added.

The BJP chief was addressing a public rally in Chhattisgarh, which goes to the polls by the end of the year.


Updated Date: Jun 11, 2018 07:33 AM

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