Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Kerala: Govt, opposition face off over quota

January 27, 2006 10:53 IST
Last Updated: January 27, 2006 11:11 IST


The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front Opposition in Kerala has termedthe United Democratic Front government's latest announcement of steps to safeguard the reservation quota of backward classes in government jobs based on the Justice Narendran Commission report, as an 'election stunt.'

The government decision on the report was 'incomplete and lacked sincerity,' LDF convener Paloli Muhammed Kutty told reporters after the LDF's liaison committee meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

Stating that the government had not come out with measures to fill the backlog of backward classes representation in government offices, he said the LDF was of the view that the backlog ought to be filled. "It was for the government to find ways to fill the backlog," Kutty said when asked whether LDF was in favour of 'special recruitment.'

The UDF government, at the fag end of its tenure, announced 'few decisions' on the report with an eye on the coming assembly polls in the state, he said, adding that the LDF wanted 10 per cent reservation for those below the poverty line category among forward classes.



© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.