Hyderabad, May 4 (UNI) Senior Republican Socialist Party (RSP) leader and MP Abani Roy today said reservations for socially deprived sections did not benefit the, needy.
Questioning the timing of announcement of reservation for the Backward classes by the Congress-led UPA Government, he told UNI here, it would be appropriate to increase the number of seats in educational institutions instead of depriving the other students from their due educational opportunities.
Implementation of reservation in the last 58 years only showed that it was only the creamy layer which was benefitted even as a large numbr of deprived people continued to face social discrimination at the grassroots level, he said.
Holding the Congress responsible for the rise in demand for creation of new states, he said his party was against bifurcation of states as it would lead to more and more administrative expenses affecting development. "Lack of development in many parts of the country since Independence was mainly responsible for the demand and it would subside if the governments concerned acted fast in this regard," he added.
On the demand for Telangana, he, however, felt the Congress, which went to the polls joining hands with the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on the one hand and the Left parties on the other hand, should make its stand clear.
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