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Provision of 10% quota politically motivated: CPI (M) leader

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

: of unit of CPI (M) K Balakrishnan Tuesday said the 10 per cent reservation for economically backward sections of people was politically motivated and that it was not correct to bring it in without any debate.

By introducing the quota, the BJP was trying to stay in power after the Lok Sabha elections, which was a dream that wouldn't come true, the CPI (M) leader told reporters here.

Stating that the small industries in were in trouble and almost facing closure, he said the second Global Investors Meet was nothing but an eyewash.

Referring to the Sterlite issue, Balakrishnan said only an ordinance would provide a to the row over the copper smelter plant.

On the unrest at Sabarimala, he said the Kerala Chief Minister was taking the right steps over the issue.

With regard to the nationwide bandh called for by trade unions against the alleged anti-workers policies of the Central government, the Leftist leader said the strike was a success.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 21:20 IST