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Vivaan Banerjee

Vivaan Banerjee

Asked on 29 January, 2019

Who are exempted from the new quota?

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General category candidates who own over 5 acres of land, have residential plots exceeding 1000sqft, have plots of land more than 100 square yards in notified areas and plots of land more than 200 square yards in non-notified areas, and have family incomes exceeding Rs. 8 lakh per annum will be exempted from the quota.

Hansika Verma

Hansika Verma

Asked on 29 January, 2019

Why was a constitutional amendment needed for introducing the EWS quota?

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The Indian Constitution did not allow for reservations in jobs and education based on economic conditions, and hence a constitutional amendment was needed.

Tejas Saxena

Tejas Saxena

Asked on 29 January, 2019

How many votes the the constitutional amendment get in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha?

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The constitutional amendment was passed in the Lok Sabha with 323 votes in favour and three against. In the Rajya Sabha, the amendment was passed with 165 ayes and seven nos.

Hemant Mittal

Hemant Mittal

Asked on 29 January, 2019

What have Opposition parties said?

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The Opposition has called the new quota an appeasement tactic ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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