While implementation is bound to take long, there is no denying that the BJP has grabbed the first-mover advantage and set its sights firmly on the estimated 16 million SC/ST vote bank.
The Gujjar and Bakerwal are on a 500-km-long foot march for protection of their rights under the Scheduled Tribe status and oppose inclusion of Pahari community in the ST status.
For the Scheduled Tribes, it will be 7 per cent from the existing 3 per cent. The state cabinet had cleared the ordinance a few days ago. On Sunday, it got the governor's nod.For the Scheduled Tribes,
Cabinet meet today; Quota will cross 50% limit set by Supreme Court
Sanjay said that the Chief Minister was silent on the issue as he was scared of the AIMIM.
Uttam alleged that since 2014, the TRS government has not given patta for even an inch of podu lands.