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PMK appeals Kerala to pass resolution on reservation

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 17 (UNI) Paatali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder president Dr S Ramadoss today appealed to the Kerala Government to pass an unanimous resolution in the Assembly requesting the Centre to enact necessary legislation guaranteeing 27 per cent reservation to OBCs in higher education in the ensuing monsoon session of Parliament.

Dr Ramadoss, who is here to mobilise the support of social leaders and the people in the state, told reporters that ''the Tamil Nadu Governent has already passed such a resolution and sent to the Government of India.'' As part of his mission to advance the cause of reservation he had already visited Mumabi, Hyderabad and Bangalore, he said adding that he would visit all the state capitals during this month seeking the support of social leaders.

He said he had also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh and had urged them the imperative need for giving effect to 27 per cent reservation to OBC students in higher educational institutions of the Central Government.

The PMK leader said after completing the ongoing exercise he would organise a national seminar on 'Social Justice to OBCs' at New Delhi on July two in which political leaders like Mr V P Singh, social refortmers and academicians are expected to participate.

UNI CGV1704 in a in a specially convened Assembly session

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