On Thursday, Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Prasad passionately criticized the recently announced 10 percent quota for the economically weaker sections among the unreserved category. Lalu Prasad considers it the “most hazardous onslaught on the constitutional rights of SCs, STs, and OBCs”.
Tejaswi Yadav, the son of Lalu Prasad and political heir organized ”Berozgari Hatao, Arakashan Badhao Yatra” from Darbhanga in north Bihar, where Lalu Prasad made these remark.
Sharing his thoughts on his official Twitter handle, which is operated by people close to him, he said that “10 percent quota is a robbery and most hazardous onslaught on the constitutional rights of SCs, STs, and OBCs.”
“This is the first step towards ending caste-based reservations barrier of 50 percent reservation is broken then why the government is not increasing quota in proportion to the population of SCs, STs, and OBCs,” he added.
Senior Mr. Prasad was sent to prison for more than one year in a case of fodder scam. When he was the chief minister of Bihar he was considered as the messiah of the OBCs because he ended the extreme caste discrimination between the upper and lower castes in the Mandal era.
According to Lalu Prasad, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is involved in the “BJP’s conspiracy to do away with reservations”. In 1931, the case-based census stated that the OBC comprises 52% among the total population while they were given only 27% reservation under the Mandal Commission, he claimed.
Eventually, Mr. Kumar hits back to RJD saying that “after a half-hearted ‘Samvidhan Bachao Yatra’ a few months ago, Tejashwi is up to a new gimmick”.