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India establishes job quotas for poor upper caste members

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Parliament on Wednesday approved a bill providing a 10 percent quota in government jobs for the poor members of upper castes who have been excluded from existing quotas for low-ranking castes.

The Congress party and other opposition parties supported the legislation, but criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for getting it approved just months before the national elections, in an effort the opposition claimed was aimed at winning votes.

The Mod...