Lalu Prasad added 80 percent of the country's population was made up of Dalits and backwards who would oppose any attempt to do away with reservations.

"The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) is talking about ending reservations and we are talking about increasing it on the basis of the population," he cited.

The RSS chief yesterday pitched for a review of the reservation policy, contending it had been used for political ends and suggesting setting up an apolitical committee to examine who needs the facility and till when.

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