“Congress will increase Reservation Quota beyond 50 percent”, claims Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

May 02, 2024

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Congress leader Jairam Ramesh questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue of increasing the reservation beyond 50 percent. Jairam Ramesh asked will the BJP remove this 50 percent limit or not. In India, reservations for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes in legislatures, higher education, and public employment cannot exceed 50% of the total seats and this limit has been in place since a Supreme Court judgment in 1992. Jairam Ramesh said, “I have only one question for the PM and Home Minister the current limit of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs is 50 percent. Will you remove this 50 percent limit or not? We have clearly said in our 'Nyay Patra' that we will increase the limit beyond 50 percent.”