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Arjun's move on reservation a bold step: VP

Former Prime Minister on Monday backed Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh's move on quotas for OBCs in institutes of higher learning.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 15:12 IST

Former Prime Minister VP Singh on Monday backed Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh's move on quotas for OBCs in institutes of higher learning and praised him for taking a bold step.

"I think Arjun Singh has taken a bold step," he said.

Asked about similarity between Singh's move and the Mandal Commission set up by him, the former Premier said "when we thought about reservation in early 90s, we decided to introduce it first in jobs and then in education."

"The doors of top educational institutions are shut for poor students and only the economically sound can get admission into these," he said.