Implement 10 pc reservation for general category in J&K: Raina
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: State BJP unit urged upon President of India to extend the benefit of 10 per cent reservation to the persons belonging to poor among the general category people living in J&K as the Act cannot be directly implemented in the State in view of Article 370, said BJP State President Ravinder Raina, while welcoming the passage of Bill of 10 per cent reservation to poor among the upper castes and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled his promise to empower every neglected section of the society.
BJP State President Ravinder Raina was also accompanied by former Deputy Chief Minister of State Kavinder Gupta, State Spokesperson and former Minister Priya Sethi and District President Jammu Rural Omi Khajuria, during his interaction with the media persons at Party Headquarters, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his brave and generous gesture to the people belonging to the general category but living in extremely poverty ridden circumstances, Ravinder Raina said that the step will give a sigh of relief to the crores of families living below poverty line and not having access to the good education and other amenities. He said that for the very first time any such consideration has been given to the economically poor families in general category in the last seven decades and that too by the dispensation under Narendra Modi.
Asserting that soon the Bill will take form of law, giving benefit to the people belonging to lower economic strata across all the states of India, Raina appealed to the Central Government along with President of India and Governor of J&K state to extend the benefit to the residents of J and K State as soon as possible so that the common man living in this part of state could also be benefitted by the landmark decision. He urged President of India to extend the benefit of 10 per cent reservation to the persons belonging to poor among the general category people living in J&K, in view of the fact that the act will not be directly implemented in the State due to the existence of Article 370.