Ranchi: AJSU party which is a junior ally in the NDA government of the state aimed its gun at the state government stating that
the people should not be misled on the reservations to the OBCs as 27 percent reservation to the community was their constitutional right and despite long pending demands the government never took any concrete action over this issue.
Senior AJSU MLA Rajkishore Mahto today said that in Jharkhand also OBC Commission has been formed which had in the year 2014 itself recommended that the reservation for the OBCs in the state which was 14 percent should be increased to 27 percent as their socio economic and educational condition was very poor in the state and also their representation in government jobs was very less. Mr Mahto said that the Chief Minister is saying that as per population reservation would be provided to the community before that survey would be done in the districts. He said that the AJSU party is of the view that the details of socio-economic census of 2011 should be out in the public and said that when data was already available before the state, therefore, it should not waste time and give the community its due.
He said that in unified Bihar also the OBCs had 27 percent reservation however post the creation of state it was reduced to 14 percent which is injustice. Mr Mahto said that his party had pointed out the examples of Maharashtra and Tamilnadu and others states
where reservations to OBCs is between 69-73 percent and similar model should be adopted in Jharkhand. Mr Mahto said that the
talks of providing loans and subsidy to the community and forming finance development corporation for them were all misleading
talks and meant to divert from the main issue.