BSP asks TN Govt to toe the line of Mayawati Govt in reservation

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Chennai, Sep 24 (UNI) The Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) today appealed to the Tamil Nadu Governemnt to implement reservation in private sector on the lines of the one implemented by the BSP government in Uttar Pradesh.

BSP General Secretary and Coordinator Prof Dr Suresh Mane told reporters here today that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati had asked private parties setting up new projects to provide 30 per cent voluntary job reservation to avail tax concessions for new projects. Of these 30 per cent, ten per cent each should be given to SCs, Backward Classes/backward religious minorities and economically weaker sections from upper castes.

It would be implemented through an agreement between the private sector and the government, he added.

Terming Ms Mayawati's decision as a trend setter, Mr Mane urged the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Governments to toe the line of Uttar Pradesh and provide justice to the neglected sections.

He said Ms Mayawati would visit Tamil Nadu for two days in December to prepare the party for possible mid-term polls to the Lok Sabha.

''The party has strong presence in certain areas and her visit will strengthen it at the grassroot level,'' Mr Mane said, adding in the event of early polls, the BSP would contest all the 39 Lok Sabha seats on its own.

Observing that polity in the State was bi-polar, he claimed the BSP would be the third alternative in the State.

He said several Dalit Muslim and Christian organisations had joined and more would be joining the party in future.

UNI

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