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BJP leader extends R-Day greetings, terms 10% quota historic

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

: Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Friday described as historic and revolutionary the introduction of 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections of society.

President of the party unit V Saminathan, while greeting the people here on the eve of the Republic Day, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been keen on eradicating poverty and announced the quota to achieve that end.

In his Republic Day message, Saminathan said the NDA government at the Centre was marching ahead in all economic and social development sectors.

"Our country is now standing high among the comity of nations by achieving distinct results in the implementation of programmes to promote scientific discoveries, economic development and eradication of poverty," he said.

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First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 21:20 IST