SP govt proposal to add 17 OBCs to SC list is old: Mayawati
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet proposed to include 17 Other Backward Castes in Schedule Caste on Thursday. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The 17 castes include Kahar, Kashyap, Nishad, Kumhar, Jheevar, Bind, Kevat, Mallah, Batham, Tara, Gond among others.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati, however, slammed the ruling Akhilesh Yadav government by saying that the scheme has been an eyewash for the people and it has been cleared in view of the upcoming state assembly elections.
Mayawati said that the scheme was proposed by BSP during its regime and it is still pending with the Centre.
What else Mayawati said?
- Mulayam Singh Yadav went out of the box and included these 17 castes in SC from OBC due to which they were kept deprived of reservation.
- BSP had then again included these castes under SC and were brought under the ambit of reservation.