The Union Cabinet clearing 10% quota for the economically weaker sections of the upper castes in jobs and education gets top is top headline in most of the newspapers today.
”Eye on polls, Government moves to provide 10% quota to economically weaker” headlines the Indian Express. The Times of India calling it ‘a sudden move with major social and political implications’, adds ‘Bill to be moved in Lok Sabha today, may get Parliament Nod by Wednesday’. The Pioneer writes “Çentre’s announcement exceeds Supreme Court cap on the reservation”.
Several papers also have given opposition parties’ reactions on it. ”Centre’s move an election gimmick, says Congress” writes the Hindustan Times. ”Its anti-backward, thunder SP and RJD” reports the Times of India.
Quoting data from the I-T department as well as reports from the NSSO, the Times of India analyses ”Almost all Indians can now have a quota” adding ”95% would meet income cut-off”.
The AsomGanaParishad (AGP) quiting the BJP-led government in Assam is also widely covered on the front pages. ”Row erupts as citizenship bill gets a nod, BJP loses ally AGP” reports the Hindustan Times. BJP loses Assam ally AGP pulls out over citizenship Bill, write Indian Express.
As Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has come on the CBI radar for his alleged role in a mining scam, the Indian Express writes ”Flagging ‘SP-BSP alliance’, Mayawati backs Akhilesh in mining probe”.
Several papers have front-paged winning moments’ photographs of India’s series win over Australia in Sydney. ”Wizards of Oz: Captain Kohli and his men break 71-year jinx” writes the Times of India.