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PM should see that 'creamy layer' concept is not defeated: Congress

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 24: The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister rendra Modi to ensure that after the “creamy layer” ceiling for OBC candidates was raised to Rs 8 lakh, the concept carved out by the Supreme Court is “not defeated” and the poor are not excluded. It also asked the PM if consultations were held with other political parties and sections of backward classes on the issue.

“If you keep raising the income limit for backward classes, then what would happen to sons and daughters of those who are genuinely poor and are entitled to the benefit of this reservation for which 27 per cent reservation was carved out,” Surjewala added.

“We request the PM to seriously look into this issue so that the concept of creamy layer carved out by the SC is not defeated and genuine backward classes who are deserving and poor are not excluded in the process for they will not be able to compete with those who are more resourceful. “As far as reservation within reservation is concerned, we will study the notification in detail and make a comment.” (IANS)

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