BJP favours reservation: Jaitley

Patna, Oct 25 (IANS) Denying that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat spoke against reservation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the BJP has always been in favour of reservation.

Jaitley’s comment came days after the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, the ideological mentor of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, called for a review of reservation policy following the Patel agitation in Gujarat.

“He (Bhagwat) has clarified himself, that he is favour of reservation… BJP has always been in favour of reservation,” Jaitley told CNN-IBN channel in Patna.

“The biggest speech against Mandal Commission came from Congress… Rajiv Gandhi’s speech that he made after the Mandal Commission report came, will make it clear who was in favour of reservation and who was against it,” he said.

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