Andhra Pradesh seeks 1/3rd quota for BCs
The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution asking the Centre to amend the Constitution to provide 1/3rd reservation for Backward Classes in the Lok Sabha and assembly.
Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy Introduced the resolution in the House. The original resolution, drafted by the government, confined the reservation aspect to the state assembly.
However, following a suggestion by the Leader of the Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister amended the resolution to extend the scope to Lok Sabha. He also accepted Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi’s proposal to bring Muslims, categorised as BCs by the government, under the purview of reservations.