Tamilnadu govt will decide soon on 10 % EWS reservation: Minister

Minister O S Manian

Chennai: Handlooms Minister O S Manian has said the government’s decision on 10 per cent quota for economically weak sections (EWS) would be announced soon.

He was speaking to reporters at Jayalalithaa’s memorial where he had come to pay obeisance to the late leader as he would be tabling the demands for his department in the Assembly today.

At an all-party meeting called recently by the AIADMK government on 10 per cent EWS reservation issue, the parties were divided. A majority of them were against the quota, which DMK president M K Stalin called ‘poison’.

Minister Manian was accompanied by ministers Duraikannu and Bhaskaran. The Handlooms Minister said Tamilnadu leads in the country in the sector.

NT Bureau