Bahujan Samaj Party chief welcome Modi's Historic Decision

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-08 16:19:41  Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief ,Mayavati
 Bahujan Samaj Party chief welcome Modi's Historic Decision

New Delhi, January 08: We all knew that BJP-led government announced 10 percent reservation in jobs and education for economically weaker sections in the general category, Mayawati supported the move but called it an "election stunt and political gimmick".

Akhilesh Yadav s Samajwadi Party also backed the move, but demanded more quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

This epic move just months before the national polls was cleared at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. It addresses perception that the upper castes, always a staunch support base of the BJP, are drifting away from the ruling party.

Mayawati, the chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), said the decision was taken in an "immature" way and without preparation. "Our party, however, welcomes the decision though it appears to be an election stunt and political gimmick of BJP ahead of Lok Sabha polls," Mayawati said in a statement.

Other opposition parties have also questioned the timing of the government decision, but they have also extended support to it, reflecting its political significance. The BJP has termed the government decision "historic".