AIADMK WELCOMES SC VERDICT ON OBC QUOTA IN MEDICAL ADMISSIONS

The AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court upholding the 27 per cent reservation in all India Quota (AIQ) seats for medical admissions, and claimed this was a victory for its sustained struggle on the quota issue.

The main opposition party also lashed out at its rival, the ruling DMK for claiming credit in the matter, alleging it had not made the smallest effort in the quota issue.

AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam and Joint Coordinator K Palaniswami also vowed to oppose the 10 per cent EWS quota.

In a joint statement, the two leaders said the Friday judgement of the apex Court was a ‘victory’ to the party’s long-pending and sustained plea on the OBC quota front, they said, adding it will enable increasing seats in medical admissions.

Claiming that the AIADMK had taken pioneering steps for the implementation of welfare measures for the socially and educationally backward sections of the population, they recalled reservation for the backward classes was increased from 31 per cent to 50 per cent during the rule of late Chief Minister M G Ramachandran in 1980, which has benefited the members in the areas of admission in professional education and government jobs.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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