Bajrang Dal to agitate against minority reservation

Bhubaneswar: Dubbing the move to give 4.5 per cent share to minorities in 27 per cent OBC reservation as a violation of the Constitution, Bajrang Dal today announced it would launch a nation-wide agitation demanding immediate withdrawal of the decision.

"For cheap electoral politics, the Centre has decided to provide 4.5 per cent quota to minorities within 27 per cent OBC reservation. The move is a blatant violation of the Constitution," National Convenor of Bajrang Dal, Subhash Chouhan told reporters here.

Describing the move as a tool to snatch away the democratic rights of the majority community, he said Bajrang Dal would launch a country-wide agitation demanding immediate roll-back of the decision to protect the interest of Hindus in getting jobs and education.

Stating that Indian Constitution does not permit religion-based reservation, Chouhan said the move to provide sub-quota for minorities is aimed at appeasing the community for vote bank politics.