Modi govt's decision on 'economically backward' quota unlikely to withstand judicial scrutiny, may also be politically counterproductive
The timing of the Narendra Modi government's announcement of the proposed quota formula is certainly a matter of suspicion.
Responding to allegations of violation of reservation policy in JNU, the administration said it was adhering to the policy.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday defended his government's decision to introduce reservation in outsourced services and said those criticising it have "very little understanding" of the issue.
Telangana Assembly passes bill to hike quota for economically backward Muslims amid ruckus; BJP MLAs suspended
With all the five BJP members suspended for the day, the Telangana assembly on Sunday unanimously passed a bill to hike the reservation quota for backward Muslims and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) to 12 and 10 percent respectively.
Meanwhile Opposition parties alleged that the move was a conspiracy to disband the OBC Commission, a charge vehemently denied by the government.
"Chidambaram is frustrated over the popularity of Narendra Modi and NDA. He wants to divert attention to cover up his failure to deliver and is trying to create unnecessary apprehension over the reservation," Naidu told PTI.