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SC/ST Act, reservation to stay till BJP is in power, says Amit Shah

Amit Shah said the election season would kick in soon and the Congress would use the opportunity to spread “lies” about the Narendra Modi government.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2018 07:36 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Ambikapur
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BJP President Amit Shah greets his supporters during a road show in Raipur on Sunday, June 10, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

BJP chief Amit Shah asserted on Sunday that the SC/ST Act and the reservation system in jobs will remain in force till the party-led government is in power.

He said the election season would kick in soon and the Congress would use the opportunity to spread “lies” about the Narendra Modi government.

The main opposition party will “mislead” people by saying the NDA government will scrap the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the system of reservation in government jobs and education for the deprived sections the society, Shah added.

“In the coming days, the Congress will spread different types of lies to mislead people. Sometimes they will say the SC/ST Act is being abolished, on other occasions they will say the reservation (system) was being scrapped.

“I want to clearly say that the SC/ST Act and reservation will remain in force till the BJP government is in power,” he added.

The BJP chief was addressing a public rally here in Chhattisgarh, which goes to the polls by the year-end.

First Published: Jun 10, 2018 18:09 IST