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PM should clarify on reservation issue: BJP

The BJP on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should clarify the correct position regarding the move to reserve seats in IITs, IIMs and medical courses.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2006 17:47 IST

The BJP on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should clarify the correct position regarding the move to reserve seats in IITs, IIMs and medical courses in the wake of Human Resource Development minister Arjun Singh "changing" his version.

"HRD Minister Arjun Singh announced reservation in the Institutions for backward class students. For two days, he kept saying it was the PM's decision. Yesterday he has said no such decision has been taken." BJP president Rajnath Singh told reporters here before resuming his "Bharat Suraksha Yatra".

He said if a senior cabinet minister changed his version in two days, the PM should clarify the position as it was a question on the government's credibility and dignity.

"It is a different matter that UPA's credibility has nose-dived in the last two years of the Congress-led coalition in power," Singh hastened to add.

Singh entered Jharkhand after two days tour of Chhattisgarh in course of his yatra which began on April 6 from Bhubaneshwar.