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"Why Are Reserved Seats Vacant?" Mayawati Seeks PM Modi's Explanation

BSP chief Mayawati said that by not filling up lakhs of posts reserved for the backward classes in government jobs, the Centre and state governments of the BJP are snatching the rights of neglected sections of the society.

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'Why Are Reserved Seats Vacant?' Mayawati Seeks PM Modi's Explanation

Mayawati said PM Modi misled the nation on the issue of reservation for the backward classes.


New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi misled the nation on the issue of reservation for the backward classes, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, who claims a large following among the Uttar Pradesh's Dalit community, said on Wednesday, a day after the third round of voting for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

In a couple of tweets in Hindi, Mayawati said, "PM Modi is trying to mislead the country on the issue of reservations for the backward classes by saying that it will not be scrapped. This is nothing but yet another "jumla" by him. Just like the Congress rule, during his leadership too, the reservation provision for SCs/STs and OBCs have been completely ineffective."

She also asked that by not filling up lakhs of posts reserved for the backward classes in government jobs, why are the Centre and state governments of the BJP snatching the rights of this neglected section of the society? The BJP and PM Modi should also give the account of this, Mayawati added.

Mayawati had earlier targeted the Prime Minister saying that he betrayed 22 crore people of Uttar Pradesh. "If UP can make him PM, they can remove him too, all signs of which are visible," she had tweeted on Sunday.

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), is contesting this year's elections in an unprecedented alliance with longtime rival Samajwadi Party (SP) led by Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) led by Ajit Singh.

Uttar Pradesh is voting in all seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections that began on April 11 and will go on till May 19. Results will be declared on May 23.



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