Bommai says Yediyurappa regime committed to increase quota beyond 50% limit  


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Bengaluru, Apr 4: Home minister Basavaraj Bommai, who is also the state’s law and parliamentary affairs minister, said the B S Yediyurappa regime is committed to increasing the reservation beyond the 50% limit to help the backward and deserving communities.

Addressing a function at Harihar after inaugurating a new hostel, community hall and main entrance at Sri Kaginele Maha Kanasthanam Kanaka Gurupitha Bhashamathu Belodi, he said the state government has already filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court to make the existing reservation more than 50 per cent to protect the interests of the backward classes.

For the Halamut community to be added to the ST, the reservation quota should be increased to 2.5%. Similarly, various communities have applied for reservation. To provide reservation to all backward classes, the reservation limit has to be increased above the 50% limit set by the Supreme Court.

Against this background, the state government is committed to increasing the reservation, the minister said officially for the first time.

There was a consensus in the Cabinet meeting in this regard. An affidavit has been submitted to the Supreme Court regarding this. We are expecting a good decision from the Supreme Court, he said.

"Increasing reservation is indeed a challenge. Reservation to all communities should be finalised legally within the framework of the constitution in a practical manner,’’ the minister explained.

A panel of experts, headed by a retired judge, has been formed in the good faith that no one should question this decision in the coming days.

There is a demand that the shepherd community should be added to the ST group. In this connection, a study of genealogy would take place.

The Panchamasali community has put forth their demand for the 2A category. Similarly, many small communities have demanded reservation. To meet their demand, the government has decided to increase the reservation amount, Bommai said.

The Yediyurappa-led government has provided all kinds of assistance to Kanakaguru seat Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned for the development of Myla Math. Of it, Yediyurappa has released Rs 2.5 crore.

Thus, the state government and Yediyurappa have an affection for the community. The community is also affectionate to the government, Yediyurappa and other leaders, Bommai said.

Kanakadasa is born only once in an era. It is a matter of pride for me that the place where such a philosopher was born falls under the jurisdiction of my constituency.

If the administration of chief minister Yediyurappa is analysed closely, caste and religion do not matter to him. Like Kanakadasa, Yediyurappa's mentality is to do good to all religions. Thus, he has extended every support to all the religions, Bommai expressed his pleasure.

Bommai said Kanakadasa had faced the attack from his blood relatives. In this, he lost. Kanakadasa says I saw many victories in this defeat. I won myself in this defeat, Kanakadasa had said.

 

 

  

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  • Raj, cv_hjt@gmail.com

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    increasing the quota beyond 50% limit for a certain community means a pro rata decrease in quota of some other community.

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  • Bala K, Urwa

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Aruvatthara aralu marulu.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    If they keep talking like this they will make it 100% reservation.Its high time the govt. does away with reservation politics. Merit should be the criterion if this country needs to make progress. Instead provide the required backing and financial assistance to those who want to study and progress.

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore/Kankanady, Ottawa/Canada

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Where does this leave deserving and qualified members of castes other than SC/ST? They have to fight for the bones left over, which will also be shared gender-wise, giving priority to women. What a state of affairs! Will it past constitutional muster? Hope NOT.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Kindly include Minorities ...

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  • Rakesh Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    That time Modi now Bommai ..talk talk talk.....

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Reservation has not helped the backward classes because of its implementation since independence. If father or mother has availed reservation of highly paid job (Say one lakh per month). then their children are to be considered in General merit. I see many of the people are availing reservation just because of the cast and not because of their financial condition. This has to be corrected as soon as possible.

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