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Congress backs Chirag Paswan’s suggestion on Dalit quota

The Congress on Tuesday supported Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan’s suggestion that prosperous Dalits and the financially well-off from other sections should voluntarily stop availing quotas.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2016 13:56 IST
LJP leader Chirag Paswan interacts with journalists during a press conference in New Delhi.
LJP leader Chirag Paswan interacts with journalists during a press conference in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

The Congress on Tuesday supported Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan’s suggestion that prosperous Dalits and the financially well-off from other sections should voluntarily stop availing quotas.

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that voluntarily relinquishment of such rights would certainly enhance the needs and the satisfaction of those who really deserve it.

Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) leader Pawan Verma taunted Paswan over his remark, saying that he should first apply the same to himself.

“Perhaps if he is saying that well-off people should give up quota then he should do that himself because they are certainly prosperous,” Verma said.