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MP assails Bajaj for anti-reservation statement

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Congress MP Praveen Rashtrapal today lambasted industrialist Rahul Bajaj for threatening to move the court in protest against proposed reservation of jobs in the private sector and said they are under obligation of the Government and the society to provide reservation.

"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had very rightly requested the industrial community of our developing country to take care of those who are weak and socially backward,"he said in a statement issued here.

"The industrialists should appreciate that they are provided with every essential infrastructure in the form of land, electricity, water, Exim Policy, loans from banks, various grants and relief in direct tax and indirect tax to exist in the market," Mr Rashtrapal said, adding they are under obligation not only of the Government but also of the civil society.

"One of the best infrastructure of Indian Railways and Communication network is also made available to these industrialists at very economic rates,"the Congress MP said.

Mr Rashtrapal pointed out that the UPA Government had made it very clear in the National Common Minimum Porgramme that they would discuss with the business community how best the policy of affirmative actions can be implemented.

"Mr Bajaj should know that green cards by USA are issued on the basis of blood relation and not on the basis of merit,''the Congress MP said."Mr Bajaj should also know that all NRIs in USA and Canada are minting money, not because of merit but because of the policy of affirmative actions for Blacks, Yellow and Asians." These are cases where Indians who have failed in degree exams in India have become rich businessmen in western countries, Mr Rashtrapal said, adding examples can be multiplied verifying the details in Punjab, Gujarat and a few southern States.


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