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LJP hails quota bill for general category poor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP ally Monday hailed as "historic" the government's decision to give 10 per cent quota to the economically weaker sections in the general category, saying the poor from all castes and religions deserves support.

LJP said in a statement that the poor are a group in themselves and should never be discriminated on the ground of castes as he welcomed the decision.

His party, said, has since its inception supported quota for the upper castes poor and that the LJP was happy with this decision.

It is a historic move, he said.

In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Monday cleared a 10 per cent job and education quota for "economically weaker" sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 20:00 IST