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BJP demands reservation in proportion to population

Written by: Staff
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Gangtok, Mar 28 (UNI) The Sikkim BJP has reiterated its demand to have reservations in employment and education for various economically backward classes, in proportion to their population.

In a memorandum to Governor V Rama Rao on March 25, the BJP alleged that the state government has increased the reservation for various backward communities from the earlier 50 per cent to 73 per cent without the approval of Parliament, for including it in the ninth schedule of the Constitution.

The government increased the quota after declaring the Newar, Bahun and Chhettri (NBC) as OBC without the recommendation of the Backward classes Commission, members alleged.

State BJP General Secretary C B Chettri said that though the quota was increased, it was not in proportion to their population.

Mr Chhetri said, ''For example 33 per cent reservation was made for the STs consisting of Bhutia, Lepcha, Limboo and Tamang etc even though their population constituted 40 per cent of the total population''.

He said his party had suggested to the Governor, to initiate steps to increase the reservation to 99 per cent by providing 40 per cent reservation to the STs, 6 per cent to SCs, 23 per cent to Most Backward classes, 25 per cent to OBCs and 5 per cent to others as per their population.

Earlier in Novemember 2004, the party had also made a similar demand through a memorandum to the Governor.

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