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BSP will support Modi’s quota move, says Mayawati

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New Delhi: Despite projecting herself as a staunch opponent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming General Elections, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday said she will support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s recent reservation move.

Modi cabinet on Monday announced a 10 percent reservation for economically backward upper castes in government jobs and higher educations.

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Though she termed the move as an “election stunt”, Mayawati said it will support the government to amend the constitution, which permits only 50 percent reservation.

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The BSP supremo said: “The move is an election stunt of the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. But the BSP will support the amendment of the constitution. We have been speaking in favour of it for a long time.

“The decision, say sources, is in line with the view of its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that reservation should be along economic lines and not just based on caste.

Apart from Mayawati, several opposition leaders has said the move is an “election stunt” of the BJP as the country is heading towards the General Elections in less than 100 days.

–IBNS

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