Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday the ‘quota within quota’ system would be implemented in UP once again, if his party came to power.
Singh, who was chief minister of Uttar Pradesh between October 2000 and March 2002, was addressing a social justice meet (Samajik Nyay Sammelan) organised by the Gorakhpur region of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Mau.
Assembly elections to the state will be held next year.
“The state and the nation can’t develop well without the progress of the Most Backward Castes. For ensuring their growth, they need a separate quota. The benefits of reservation meant for scheduled castes (SC) and other backward castes (OBCs) should not be confined to a few castes only,” he averred.
On the Jawahar Bagh incident in Mathura, Singh said the Centre was ready for a CBI probe into the clashes.
“If the state government demands a CBI probe, we are ready for it. In case the state doesn’t, a CBI probe will be carried out into the matter if the BJP comes to power in the state,” he said.
Training his guns at the UP government, he alleged that it was extending benefits to some special people. “It distributed drought relief funds among its own people. It kept police recruitment confined to a few districts only,” Singh said.
About the Congress, he said it set a record of corruption during its rule at the Centre. “Corruption stalled development. Despite many programmes, penury could not be removed. Youths didn’t get jobs. But after coming to power two years ago, the BJP-led central government ended corruption,” he claimed.
Highlighting the achievements of the Centre, Singh said, “During the last two years, India’s position has strengthened across the globe. Now, we have a special place in the international politics. Despite slowdown, India has successfully managed to maintain its economic growth and development.”
He also said interviews in group C and D jobs were done away with and that roads were being constructed at a swift pace.
“The Centre has fixed a target of making 25,000 kms of road in 2016-17. It has also taken various decisions to improve the income of farmers,” Singh said.