TB parties have mixed view on 10% quota for economically backward

Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday presented mixed reactions on the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) of society, as proposed by the Central government, in an all-party meeting on the issue held here.

While a majority of the parties that attended the meeting like the DMK, the MDMK and others opposed the move, some parties voiced their support.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam stressed that after discussing with the legal experts, the government will take a decision that will not impact the existing 69 per cent reservation in the state.

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