BSP walkout over admission of OBCs in medical courses

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BSP walkout over admission of OBCs in medical courses

Thursday, 20 February 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party members staged a noisy walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday over lapses in admission of students in state medical colleges under Other Backward Classes reservation.
Even as Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said that the government was admitting the students under the reservation system in a transparent manner, the BSP members led by its leader Lalji Verma walked out of the House during the Question Hour, alleging that the government adopted a partial attitude towards backwards classes.
The issue was raised by BSP member Sushma Verma through a question. She wanted to know the number of students who were admitted to the state medical colleges under OBC reservation.
The BSP members alleged that the government was not giving the due share to OBCs and was curtailing the number of seats reserved for them.
The minister said that the state run medical colleges had provision of reservation for the students but in private medical colleges there was no such system.
Khanna said that in 2017-18, the number of students admitted under OBC quota for the MBBS course was 403 and it was the same in 2018-19. But in 2019-20, the number rose to 537 after the number of seats were increased in the state.
Similarly, he said, in post-graduate courses of MD/MS, the number of students admitted under OBC quota was 112 in 2017-18, 111 in 2018-19 and 124 in 2019-20.

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