The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Supremo Mayawati has criticized the Central government for announcing a 27% quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC), 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in all medical and dental courses.
Mayawati claimed that the decision of reservation has been made for political and electoral gains.
The BSP chief tweeted that, declaration of the OBC quota in UG and PG seats of All-India Government Medical Colleges in the country is a very late step. If the central government had taken this decision in advance, they would have benefited a lot by now, but now people think this decision was taken for political interest.
Although the BSP has been continuously demanding to fill the backlog posts of SC, ST, and OBC quota in government jobs for a long time, the governments of other states, including the Centre and UP are constantly indifferent towards the real interest and welfare of these sections, which is very sad, BSP chief tweeted.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that his government has declared reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in all medical and dental courses under the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Calling it a landmark decision, PM Modi said it will immensely help thousands of Indian youths every year creating a new paradigm of social justice in the country. The Union Health Ministry estimated that nearly 5,550 students will be benefitted from the decision. The government is committed to providing due reservation both to Backward Category and EWS Category, the Ministry said.
This decision will be applicable to the students of courses like MBBS, BDS, MD, MS, MDS, and diploma medical courses from this academic year. Around 5,500 seats will be reserved in all for the communities thanks to this order.
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