Rohtak | Kurukshetra BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini pitched for 100 per cent reservation for all castes proportionate to their population in government jobs and educational institutions.
“We want 100 per cent reservation for all castes, including Jats, so that nobody can cheat any community of its rights,” Saini said while addressing a rally in grain market at Rohtak amid tight security.
“If somebody wants reservation by blocking roads, then it is better to give 100 per cent reservation to all communities as per their population,” said Saini.
“People can be given reservation on the basis of economic situation and merit,” he further said.
Saini said no political party has been able to eliminate the ‘jaati pratha’ in the country.
“Even big political parties also look at castes as vote bank,” he said, adding, “when people belonging to upper castes come to power, they oblige their community and also claim the rights of people of lower castes. Therefore, 100 per cent reservation be given.”
Saini also suggested dispensing with Rajya Sabha, alleging that members of the upper House “work against the country”.
“This was set up by Britishers. But it continued to function after the Independence so that freedom fighters could give their valuable suggestions. But they are no more. A party which has majority in Lok Sabha does not get majority in RS for several years and members of Upper House with ill intention create obstacles in the government work. Therefore, it should be put to an end,” he said.