New Delhi : Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Reservation on the basis of religion is not in the interest of the country. It is unconstitutional.
The Union Minister comments came after a day after the Telangana legislature passed a bill increasing the reservation for Scheduled Tribes and backward sections among the Muslim community in government jobs and educational institutions.
He said, that The makers of the Constitution were against reservation on the basis of religion, that is why they did not go for it. The constituent assembly too was against it.
While clearing his party’s agenda, he said that The BJP’s stand is clear. The party does not believe in giving religion-based reservation and is against it.
“However, we are not averse to reservation to the economically and educationally backward communities, be it Hindus, Jains, Muslims or Christians, for their upliftment,” he said.