No OBC quota in Women's Reservation Bill: Govt

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Bangalore, Mar 24: The government has dismissed the possibility of providing quota for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in the Women's Reservation Bill and stressed that the Bill will undergo no changes.

"There is no provision in the Constitution to provide for OBC reservation, particularly for political reservation, even though for employment and education, reservation is provided," Union law minister M Veerappa Moily said on Wednesday, Mar 24.

He said that the even if the Parliament passed the bill with amendment providing OBC quota, the court would just strike it down.

He said that the Bill will remain same as the one passed in Rajya Sabha. The minister also expressed confidence that the Bill will successfully be passed even in Lok Sabha in Apr 2010.

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