Gujarat to give 10% quota to poor from general category

Anandi Ben Patel announced her decision in a Facebook post.

Gujarat government has decided to issue an ordinance on May 1 to provide 10% reservation to economically backward classes of general category.

The decision was taken in BJP’s core committee meeting presided by party’s National President Amit Shah.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and senior Ministers and senior party leaders were present in the meeting.

State BJP President Vijay Rupani told local news outlets that the new reservation would not affect the present reservation available to SC, ST and OBCs.

He said that 10 percent reservation for economically backwards will be available to those, whose total family income is less than 6 lakh annually.

10 percent reservation for economically backwards of higher caste will apply in government jobs as well as admission to the educational institutions.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has called cabinet meeting this evening to discuss this issue.

As per reports, the cabinet was likely to approve the decision. An ordinance in this regard is expected on May 01.

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