Contending that the Gujarat government’s move to provide 10% quota to EBCs would adversely affect the backward classes, Congress Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao on Saturday announced to undertake a fast on May 5 in Delhi against the move.Rao, who is the convener of OBC MPs forum, said here that extending reservation to new communities would lead to reduction of the quota for backward classes. He alleged that the governments are accepting the demands for quota by “some upper castes” as they turned violent.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”What would happen if the backward communities, who are more in numbers, also hit the streets?” he asked.Rao said he would invite leaders of other parties, including CPI, CPI(M), to his protest. The Gujarat government on Friday announced 10% reservation for economically backward classes among upper castes.

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Gujarat EBC Quota: Congress MP Hanumantha Rao to undertake fast against the move