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Arjun Singh calls all party meet to discuss private college admission issue

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | August 23, 2005 12:06 IST

Arjun Singh, minister for Human Resource and Development, has called an all party meeting on Tuesday to consider the situation arising out of August 12 judgement of the Supreme Court of India where the court gave a free hand to unaided professional colleges to fix the fee and give admission to the students.

The meeting would be held in the Parliament house complex in the evening.

"This is a matter of great significance and we are exploring ways and means to bring in new legislation to deal with the situation without clashing with the order of the honourable Supreme Court of India," Anand Sharma, parliamentary spokesman for the Congress party told

Vijay Kumar Malhotra, spokesman for the Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary party, also voiced the same views. "We have to find alternatives. One of the options is that the quota should be left to the colleges themselves," he said.

Saifuddin Soz, of the National Conference, thought that the order of the Supreme Court would act as an impediment to the political leaders who have a social obligation towards their electorate. "We would be certainly voicing our views on the subject during the all party meet on Tuesday," he said late on Monday evening.

There was a furore in the political parties after the Supreme Court of India struck down the quota system in the admission to the professional colleges. Political bigwigs in the state of Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states got together to protest against the order which seeks to take away their political right to help their constituencies.

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