Supreme Court’s assent for 103rd amendment to The Constitution;10 per cent quota in education and employment,a ray of hope for backward upper caste:CM Bommai

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)


The 103rd amendment made to the Constitution by Government of India to provide 10 per cent reservation in employment and education for the economically backward upper caste,has been upheld by 3:2 majority judgement, and it is a ray of hope for them, opined Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Talking to reporters in Baindur in Udupi district on Monday,he said this verdict will help the economically backward upper castes which have no reservation, to utilise and develop themselves.

This has happened due to the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”We are happy with the amendment to the Constitution”.

The CM said as the nation is progressing,the aspirations of youths are also growing.The government has responded to the needs of everyone and helped them to come up in all the fields and to lead an independent life.

The apex court has given its verdict after considering all technical and constitutional points. The state government will implement this verdict effectively in the coming days.

On the criticism over 10 minute meditation for school and college students daily,the CM said whenever good decisions are taken it is bound to have pro and anti feelings.However,the government will take a decision after going through the issue.

Asked about the pest attack for areca nut crop,the CM said it is being looked into by the University of Agricultural Sciences and a team from the Government of India.

A scientific reason for the pest attack will be found out and take remedial steps accordingly.The pesticide prescribed by the agricultural scientists will be used to control the pest attack.