Paswan demands reservation for EBCs in Lok Sabha, Assemblies

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Patna, Mar 11 (UNI) Steel and Fertliser Minister Ramvilas Paswan today demanded reservation for the Extremely Backward Classes (EBCs) in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.

Addressing the meeting of the EBCs, organised by his party here, Mr Paswan alleged that injustice was being meted out to EBCs since long and it could be checked by providing reservation to them.

EBCs were scattered around in various parts of the country in such a way that they were not the deciding factors in any Lok Sabha constituency, he said and added that it was difficult for the member of the EBCs to get elected in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies if reservation was not provided to them.

Mr Paswan said two separate Bills would be introduced in current session of Parliament to check dereservation of posts, which were reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs in government services.

The reservation facilities being granted to OBC were being implemented on administrative order and a Bill would be introduced soon in Parliament to ensure its implementation in accordance with the Act in coming days, he added.

The Union Minister said recruitments of judges should be made through national level examination as being conducted by the UPSC for Indian Administrative Service.

Mr Paswan called for unity among dalits and extremely backward classes and exhorted them to fight for political rights in the coming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

He also demanded reservation for dalits among muslims in government services and said they should be treated on par with their counterparts among Hindus while granting the reservation facilities to them.

The LJP chief said the opportunities in government services were shrinking fast and added that reservation facilities for OBCS, SCs, STs and poor among forwards should also be provided in private sectors.

UNI KKS-RS SJC/src1945 as being provided to Scheduled Castes(SCs) and Scheduled Tribes(STs)

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