Tejaswi Yadav Repeats his Demand for 70% Reservation

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav being honored by the Dhanuk community in Patna on Thursday.

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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly, Tejaswi Yadav, while attending a function organized by the Dhanuk community as Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Thursday, once again batted for raising the reservation limit to 70%, a talking point he made last week during a similar function organized by the Nonia community.

"Bihar should follow the example of Tamil Nadu that has raised reservation in jobs and education to 70% so everyone has a shot at employment and getting admission in good schools and colleges. If Nitish Kumar takes up this issue, we will support him all the way," the former Chief Minister of Bihar who has been entrusted to run the party by his father Lalu Prasad Yadav who remains behind bars in Jharkhand after being convicted in an offshoot of the fodder scam, said.

Yadav wasted no time in training his gun on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat saying the Modi government was trying to modify the constitution so as to take voting rights from a large section of the society.

He further said that the RSS chief was camping in Bihar for the past two weeks to promote end of reservation as we know it today.

"They want to take away reservation from you and they want to take away your voting rights from you. With your support, we can get rid of this corrupt government," Yadav said adding he would be Bihar Chief Minister today had his party joined hands with the BJP.

"But we are the party of policies and we do not compromise with our principles," the former Deputy CM thundered.

Moving on to Nitish Kumar, Yadav said that 'some people' had insulted the mandate of the people in Bihar who had voted for the Mahagathbandhan in the last Assembly polls.

"Those who were all up in arms earlier to free India from the Sangh Parivar are now sitting in the NDA lap vowing to make India Congress-free. Nitish Kumar is the Chief Minister of Bihar in name only, the real rulers are the BJP and the RSS who are pulling the strings of Nitish Kumar. The fact that Nitish Kumar is not fielding any Janata Dal – U candidate at the three seats where by-polls are to be held should be enough indication of who is controlling whom," Yadav said.

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