STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: National Coordinator, All India Congress Committee (OBC Cell), Sanjay Parmar Saini demanded 27 per cent reservation for OBCs residing in Jammu and Kashmir as per Mandal Commission report. Briefing media persons here, Sahni said that in newly formed J&K Union Territory, presently the reservation for OBCs is 2 per cent only whereas in other States and UTs, OBCs have been granted 27 per cent as per Mandal Commission report. He demanded that JK Union Territory should be treated at par with other States of the country and 27 per cent reservation should be granted in favour of OBCs of J&K. Moreover, till date no political share has been given to OBCs in J&K, he added. Sahni further alleged that in State Commission for backwards classes, there is no member representing OBCs. Since the said Commission is meant for welfare of OBCs, Sahni demanded appointnment of Chairman and others members from OBC community, as they can feel the problems of community. Congress will fight for demands of OBCs as the aforesaid community has already suffered a lot and will not bear further harassment by the hands of present regime, he asserted. Others present in the press conference included Sandeep Dogra Chairman J&K UT, Aditya Dogra Vice Chairman Jammu Province, Raj Kumar Sodhi District Vice President Jammu, Rakesh Verma, Davinder and Summi Mehra.
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