New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of systematically trying to end the quota system for the backward classes provided in the Constitution.
In a series of tweets, Priyanka Gandhi said: “Understand the system by which BJP wants to end the reservation: 1) RSS leaders keep giving statements against reservation. 2) BJP government in Uttar Pradesh appeals in the Supreme Court that the fundamental right to quota should be terminated. “3) Uttar Pradesh government immediately starts tampering with the rules of reservation. BJP first tried to tamper with the law made against the atrocities on Dalit Adivasis. Now it is weakening the right of equality given by the Constitution and Babasaheb (BR Ambedkar).”
Congress party had asked BJP to clarify its stand on reservation for STs & SCs in govt jobs and promotions.
Priyanka to visit Azamgarh on Feb 12
Keeping the pressure on the UP government, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will visit Azamgarh on February 12 to meet anti-CAA activists who were thrashed by the police during a protest in Jauhar Park on Wednesday. According to sources, she will visit the victims’’ families and the injured at the hospital. The police have detained many, slapped sedition charges on 135 people & arrested 20 for anti-CAA stir near Jauhar Park after registration of a case at the Bilariaganj police station. The FIR had been registered against 35 named and over 100 unidentified people.