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Bharti chief Mittal against legislation on quotas

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New Delhi, Apr 18: Bharti Enterprises Chief Executive Sunil Mittal today urged the government to refrain from passing a legislation proposing 27 per cent reservations for OBC's in educational institutions.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Mittal advocated a 'middle path approach' to be taken on the issue. In regards to the proposal on reservation of jobs in the private sector, he said there should be no coersion on part of the government as well as the industry.

The industry and the government should work for the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society but reservations would hamper the growing economy of the country, he added.

''CII will work closely with the government so that the leaders can fulfill their promises and the industry too can grow,'' he said.

It was time for a reality check on the industry. The private sector should fulfill their responsibility towards the society and contribute to its development, he added.

In a recent move the government proposed a 27 per cent reservation in seats in IIMs and IITs and other central universities, over an above the existing quota, taking the total reservation to almost 50 per cent.

UNI

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