Attack on reservation: Yogi govt. abolishes quota for SC/ST, OBC students for post-graduation courses in private medical colleges

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh has finally bared its anti- reservation approach.

According to a report in, the Yogi Adityanath government, in a major policy reversal, has passed an order doing away with the quota for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in admission to post-graduate courses in private medical colleges.


It was the Mulayam Singh Yadav government which in 2006 had introduced the policy of providing quota for SC/ST and OBC students in admission for graduate and post-graduate courses in both government and private medical colleges.


The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party are yet to react to the policy reversal by Adityanath. Meanwhile, agitated students from SC/ST and OBC families aspiring to become doctors are agitated and are contemplating protest action.

It may be recalled that on more than one occasion, the RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat has expressed himself against continuing with reservations for SCs/STs and OBCs.

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