In a letter to PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi wrote, “Reservation for OBC candidates under AIQ is restricted to central Institutions. As per the data compiled by the All India Federation of Other Backward Classes, since 2017, OBC candidates lost over 11,000 seats, in AIQ, due to non-implementation of OBC reservations in State/UT medical education institutions.”
By in search of the extension of AIQ in NEET to state establishments, Sonia Gandhi has waded into an ongoing controversy which is taking part in out on totally different turfs. While a petition is pending in the Supreme Court, the National Commission for Backward Classes too has taken cognisance of the difficulty.
“In the interest of equity and social justice, I strongly urge the Government to extend reservation for OBC candidates in AIQ of medical and dental seats, even in the State/UT Medical education institutions,” she urged.