New Delhi: Bhartiya Janta party president Amit Shah said that Modi government has “fulfilled” the dreams of crores of youth with the 10% quota bill for reservation in jobs and education for the poor in general category and explained the constitution amendment bill as one of the most important legislation passed by parliament. Shah acclaimed the legislation in his inaugural address at the Bharatiya Janata party’s national convention, which started on Friday at Ram Leela maidan.
He said that this is one of the most important legislation parliament has passed.PM Modi along with top party leaders were present at the dais and with nearly 12,000 delegates attending the inauguration, Shah also commended the GST council’s decision to double the limit for exclusion from payment of goods and services tax (GST) to ₹40 lakhs.
Modi government has taken two big decisions in a week, Shah stated.In a huge aid to small businesses, the GST council Thursday doubled the limit for exemption from payment of GST to ₹40 lakh and declared that the higher turnover cap ₹1.5 crore for availing composition scheme of paying 1% tax will be functional from 1st of April.
However, Shah did not mention the plea filed by the NGO Young for Equality organisation and Dr.Kaushal Kant Mishra against the bill. The plea argues that the policy was in violation of the equality principle enshrined in Article 14 of the constitution. “By way of the present amendments, the exclusion of the OBCs and the SCs/STs from the scope of the economic reservation
Essentially implies that only those who are poor from the general categories would avail the benefits of the quotas. Taken together with the fact that the high creamy layer limit of ₹8 lakh per annum ensures that the elite in the OBCs and SCs/STs capture the reservation benefits repeatedly, the poor sections of these categories remain completely deprived.”