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Upper caste quota to help NDA in elections: Paswan

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister and (LJP) on Thursday said the decision to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to upper castes will help the NDA in the upcoming election.

Paswan told the media that providing quota to the economically weaker section from the upper castes was "a historic step" by

"People are happy because of the quota. If people are happy, there will be (electoral) benefit," he said.

Paswan said the had struck down a similar move in 1990s by the saying there was no provision for reservation on economic status and asked for Constitutional amendments.

"Now, there has been an Constitutional amendment. I do not think the will object to it," he said.



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:00 IST