The political master stroke by the PM Narendra Modi led BJP government in the form of 10% Reservation quota has seen a support from different political parties and even the upper castes of the nation.
Now, it’s the BJP’s ally Ram Vilas Paswan who has become vocal about the quota issue and has said in an interview to PTI that the “10% reservation to the General category who are economically weaker will certainly raise 10% vote share of the National Democratic Front.”
Paswan, whose party recently got 6 seats to contest upon in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, said, “Some months are still left for the polls. The government will shoot one arrow after another. What will also weigh the most on people's mind is who will be the opposition's choice as prime minister. Whether the next government will be stable or temporary. People will prefer a strong, stable government to a weak, unstable government, leading to Modi's victory.”
Speaking on the Dalits and non-Dalits issue and the BJP’s stand upon the minorities, Paswan claimed that “What is however clear is that Dalits now know that Modi is not anti-Dalit as used to be projected. He strengthened the law on atrocities against them and has done so much for highlighting the legacy of Bhim Rao Ambedkar. A majority of them will support him during the polls.”
In 2014, the NDA had won 336 seats out of the 543 and the NDA won a total of 31 seats out of 40 in Bihar and are hoping to repeat the same this year.