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Quota issue: senior Cong leader opposes move

While the Congress-led Govt is all set to hike quotas, a senior party leader in Muzaffarnagar opposed the move.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 17:05 IST

While the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre is all set to hike quotas for OBCs in elite educational institutions, a senior party leader on Sunday opposed the move.

Rita Bahuguna, national president of the AICC women cell, told a press conference in Muzaffarnagar that she was opposed to caste-based reservation and instead suggested "reservation based on economic condition".

Bahuguna, who earlier addressed a 'Brahmin sammelan' at Shukartal near Muzaffarnagar, said "economic condition should be the sole criterion for reservation irrespective of caste".

She also said there should be "no discrimination among students based on caste" and stressed on the need to "change the education pattern in the country".