Lucknow: In a bid to consolidate vote bank in the face of upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Mayawati shot off her sixth letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding the increase of SC/ST quota in private sectors, judiciary and several other areas.

In her letter, Mayawati has mentioned that the reservation for SC/ST has not been fixed according to their population and added that more quota for them is need.

The reservation for SC/ST and OBCs should be determined keeping their populations in mind, she said adding that people belonging to SC and ST are happy with the state government’s decision in this connection.

The BSP government launched a special recruitment drive to fill the vacant posts of SC/ST in various departments as well as introduced reservation for them in all the government contracts below Rs 25 lakh, Mayawati stated.

The BSP government also made a provision for the reservation for SC/ST in government departments where work is carried out through outsourcing, she said.

Prior to her sixth letter to the PM for SC/ST quota hike, Mayawati has written five letters with different demands including reservation for Muslims as per their population, BPL people of General Category, Jat and some other communities.

(JPN/Bureau)