Independent MLA from Vadgam, Gujrat Jignesh Mevani has attempted to create fear about Modi government's proposal to move 10% quota for the Economically Weaker Sections.
Jignesh Mevani in a tweet said that "Why is the BJP is giving 10% quota to EWS? What I have found out after speaking to RSS is extremely dangerous. The RSS has always been against caste-based reservation. Now, they will begin to move for poverty-based quota. Then, they will end caste-based quota meant for SC, ST and OBC and have only a poverty-based quota"
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal soon joined Mevani and retweeted him saying, "I have spoken to many people. Everyone feels that BJP is conspiring. This is extremely dangerous"
The Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Monday had resolved to bring in a constitutional amendment to increase reservation quotas to benefit Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
As per sources, the reservations will go up from the current 50% to 60% and will be applicable for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) to get reservation in jobs and in education, thereby serving as a huge mode of upliftment. The new reservations will be applicable to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) across religions.
A constitutional amendment bill on the quota was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8.