90 per cent seats to be reserved in DU for local students

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Seats in DU to be reserved for locals
New Delhi, Oct 2: In order to woo the youth in the upcoming Assembly elections, the Sheila Dikshit government on Tuesday announced that it plans to reserve 90 per cent of the seats in the Delhi University for local students.

The city government will send a proposal to the Central government regarding this and reservation will be valid in 12 Delhi University (DU) colleges.

Delhi Higher Education Minister AK Walia on Tuesday said that the government supports the 12 colleges completely in terms of funds, where it plans to reserve 90 percent seats for students from Delhi.

Walia said that the government had also decided to reserve 50 percent seats in colleges, which are being given 50 per cent grant for their under capital head and five percent assistance as "recurring grant".

If recommendations are approved, about 19,000 seats will be reserved

These recommendations will then be sent to the University of Delhi and to the Ministry of Home Affairs for approval, he added. If the recommendations are accepted then 19,000 seats will be available to students from Delhi in these colleges.

The move according, to reports, is aimed at attracting the young voters who are said to be inclined to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the upcoming Assembly elections.

The AAP has emerged as the dark horse in the elections race, thereby threatening giants like BJP and Congress.

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