Lalu Prasad Yadav Dares BJP, RSS To End Reservations

21/09/2015 9:18 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks to reporters after a meeting with Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 22, 2015. The leaders reportedly met to sort out seat sharing issues ahead of the Bihar state elections, expected later this year. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has dared the Bharatiya Janata Party to end quotas in education and jobs. He was reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's call for review of India's reservation policy.

"I challenge the RSS and the BJP to end reservations," the former Bihar chief minister posted in Hindi on Twitter on Monday. "If they have drunk their mother's milk, let them try. We'll test their strength."

Yadav said that 80 percent of the country's population was made up of Dalits and those from other backward classes (OBCs), and that they would oppose any attempt to do away with reservations.

"You (RSS, BJP) are talking about ending reservations; we'll increase it on the basis of the population," he said.

Yadav took a personal jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, referring to his humble background, and daring him to take up Bhagwat's suggestion.

Also Read: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Pitches For Review Of Quota Policy

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