Reservation won’t guarantee employment as there are no jobs: Gadkari

Last Modified Sunday, 5 August 2018 (10:44 IST)
Aurangabad: Amid the ongoing agitation by Marathas for reservations in jobs, Union Minister said that reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking in the country.
The union minister made the remarks, responding to reporters’ questions on the ongoing agitation by the Marathas for reservation and similar demands by other communities in Maharashtra.
The senior BJP leader said, “Let’s us assume the reservation is given. But there are no jobs. Because in banks, the jobs have shrunk because of IT. The government recruitment is frozen. Where are the jobs?
“The problem with the quota is that backwardness is becoming a political interest. Everyone says I am backward. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Brahmins are strong. They dominate politics. They say they are backward”, he said.
Gadkari added, “So one school of thought is that a poor is poor, he has no caste, creed or language. Whatever may be the religion - the Muslim, the Hindu or the Maratha, in all communities there is one section which has no clothes to wear, no food to eat. One school of thought also is that we must also consider the poorest of the poor section in every community. This is a “socio-economic thinking” and it must not be politicized.”