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Centre’s focus on financially backward communities: OBC Morcha chief Rao

Mysuru, December 16:- Bharatiya Janata Party National OBC Morcha president Lakshman Rao on Wednesday (December 16) said that his party would oppose Other Backward Classes tag to the Muslim community.

Addressing a press conference at Rajendra Bhavan on Ramanuja Road here, he said “The Centre has come forward to reserve 10% reservation for all those who are economically backward. Since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre, the emphasis has been on backward communities.”

Rao said, “As per the Justice Rohini Committee recommendations, the focus is on backward communities. People from the fishing community have been offered more facilities. The Rohini Committee’s recommendations will be discussed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha before implementing them. In the last six years, around 72,000 students from financially backward communities have got admissions in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Law college, Navodaya Schools and Sainik Schools. The central government will support all those from financially backward communities.”

Talking about the farmers’ protest in New Delhi, Rao said, “The amended laws are for farmers which will help them in the long run. But some of the opposition parties are provoking farmers to protest against the Centre.”

District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar, OBC state president N L Narendra Babu, MLAs L Nagendra, S A Ramadass and others were present. (MR/KS)

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