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NEW DELHI: Terming the move to provide reservation in medical seats a “landmark decision”, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said this will immensely help thousands of youths every year get better opportunities and create a new paradigm of social justice in the country.
The move bears the personal imprint of the PM, who had on Monday directed ministries of health and HRD to implement the quota. A promise to this effect was conveyed to the Madras HC last week.
Union home minister Amit Shah welcomed the decision, saying, “By fulfilling this long-pending demand, PM Modi has shown the commitment of the government towards the welfare of backward class and economically weaker sections.”
The move comes close on the heels of the record representation of OBCs in the Modi ministry. OBCs are crucial for BJP’s plans for the UP polls and the larger objective to expand its social base. However, the party has also taken care to reassure its traditional constituency among the upper castes by extending the quota for economically weaker sections to medical and dental admissions.

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