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Govt committed on quota: Arjun Singh

Human Resource Development Minister dismissed allegations of a "personal agenda" being pushed by him on the issue.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 12:10 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Amidst raging controversy over reservation, Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday dismissed allegations of a "personal agenda" being pushed by him on the issue and said Government was committed to implementation of the Constitutional Amendment providing for quota for OBCs in elite educational institutions.

"A canard is being spread by a certain section of the people that objective of this Government and this House (Lok Sabha) is being hijacked by me as my personal agenda," Singh said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

"I want to assure the House and everybody that the UPA government and I, as a servant of this Government, will see that the 93rd Amendment of the Constitution giving reservation to SCs/STs and OBCs in private and unaided institutions is implemented," he said.

First Published: May 16, 2006 11:35 IST

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