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PM denying employment options in varsities to backward sections: Rahul

"He (Modi) has one mantra: Exit of the deprived sections from the mainstream. Development of industrialist friends," Gandhi alleged

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi
File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi | Photo: @INCIndia

on Sunday alleged that has denied employment opportunities in universities to deprived sections, as his mantra is their exit from the mainstream and development of "industrialist friends".

Gandhi attacked the citing a media report which claimed that the recent go-ahead for reserving university faculty positions for candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the department level may reduce the posts available to them by 25 per cent to even up to 100 per cent.

"First, Modiji snatched educational opportunities from the deprived section of people by reducing seats. Stopped scholarships. Attacked youngsters like Rohit Vemula," Gandhi tweeted.

Now, through the 13-point roster, employment opportunities for them in universities have also been ended, he alleged.

"He (Modi) has one mantra: Exit of the deprived sections from the mainstream. Development of industrialist friends," Gandhi alleged.

Following an order - upheld by the - the (UGC) had last year announced a new mechanism for implementing faculty reservations, which is calculating total posts department-wise rather than institution-wise.

First Published: Sun, February 03 2019. 12:40 IST
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