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Manjhi favours increasing quota ceiling to 90-95 per cent

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha national president, Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday demanded that the report of the caste census be made public and reservation for all categories be increased in proportion to their population. He also demanded that the cap on reservation ceiling be increased to 90-95 per cent. Replying a query on Parliament approving the 10 per cent reservation to general category poor, Manjhi said that I am not opposed to the decision of giving quota (10 per cent). I am saying that communities (OBC, EBC, SC and ST) be given their share in reservation as their rights. They have been deprived of their rights in the name of cap being imposed that reservation can t be increased beyond 50 per cent...OBC which constitutes 54 per cent of population is being given 27 per cent reservation while Scheduled Caste is being given 15 per cent quota benefit against their 30 per cent population, he said. Parliament on Wednesday had approved amending

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