Kolkata

‘Bangla Pokkho’ seeks job, education reservation for Bengalis in Bengal

Bengali outfit ‘Bangla Pokkho’ on Sunday organised a rally in Kolkata demanding reservation for Bengalis in jobs and academic establishments in West Bengal.

Alleging that Bengalis are being marginalised in the state, the outfit’s chief Garga Chattopadhyay mentioned that sons of the soil should be given reservation in jobs and small companies in addition to in instructional establishments.

“We want 100 per cent reservation in government jobs for sons of the soil and 90 per cent reservation in employment at private companies for them,” Chattopadhyay mentioned whereas addressing the rally at Esplanade in the center of the town.

Leaders of the organisation additionally sought 90 per cent reservation for sons of the soil in larger education and an identical share of quota for them in companies, tenders and hawking licenses.

Claiming that a number of different states have job and education reservation for the native individuals, Chattopadhyay alleged that the Bengalis are being marginalised in the state since there is no such thing as a such quota for them in West Bengal.

He claimed that individuals from all of the districts of the state participated in the rally.

Narratives themed round ‘Bengali pride’ and ‘natives versus outsiders’ are slowly gaining momentum, with numerous outfits elevating the pitch for reservation for domicile Bengalis in jobs and education in the state, the place, till just a few years in the past, cultural sub-nationalism was an alien idea.

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