Bill seeking abolishing of 8% reservation for SCs defeated

PDP badly exposed : Er Rasheed

 Jammu: MLA Langate Er Rasheed has strongly condemned the role of PDP it played in defeating the bill seeking reservation for SCs in district and divisional cadre posts in the areas as per population.

The current law provides them 8% reservation in every district irrespective of the fact weather SC population existed there or not. 

It is worth mentioning that Er Rasheed’s bill regarding the same was debated in the house today but rejected by the voice vote as none in the assembly supported the bill. 

Speaking over the significance of the bill, Er Rashid reminded PDP of its anger and venom in 2010 when the bill seeking ban on Inter Distt. 

Recruitment was passed and PDP had raised strong objection for keeping 8% reservation for SCs in every distt. 

Er Rasheed said “ It was PDP-Congress collation who in June 2003 had deprived the people of backward areas by enforcing SRO 343 allowing Inter-District recruitment and keeping 8% reservation provision for SCs in every district, without caring for the districts where SC population was not existing. But when Omar Abdullah govt. showed some maturity and banned Inter Distt recruitment during his regime and  could not abolish 8% reservation quota due to pressure from Congress, It were PDP members on that day who had created havoc in assembly and crossed all limits of decency and had even broken the furniture in assembly, seeking abolition of 8% quota for SCs, he said. 

However, surprisingly it was same PDP now in power but talking in a different tune with an altering frequency and opposing my bill and thus allowing itself to get exposed only to please BJP”. 

Er Rasheed lashed out on PDP and alleged that the party has proved yet again that it like NC is subservient to New Delhi and the slogans it has been raising all these six years in and outside assembly where nothing but just to grab votes of Kashmiris. 

Rasheed also criticized NC and other Kashmir based parties for maintaining criminal silence over the issue in the assembly and thus allowing BJP to fulfill its communal and specific Jammu based agenda in the State. 

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