Upper caste reservation is welcoming: Sikkim MP

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Gangtok, January 11: Sikkim Democratic Front spokesperson and Lok Sabha member PD Rai stated that the decision to ensure 10 per cent reservation in jobs to economically backward sections in the general category is welcoming but it might be a political motive.

He said, “We welcome the decision. However, the cut-off of Rs 8 lakh per year is pretty high and the certification process will also be highly problematic.”

He also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was secretive about the legislation and the opposition was not given adequate time to debate the Bill or get their act together in terms of preparing for the debate.

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“All these developments taken together speaks of a political motive”, he added.

It may be mentioned that on Tuesday the Constitution (124th amendment) Bill to provide a 10 per cent reservation to economically backward sections in the general category was passed at Lok Sabha.

On Wednesday it was passed at the Rajya Sabha and waits for the approval of the President.