New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has decided to abolish the 4 per cent reservation given to OBC Muslims ahead of the assembly elections this year.

This decision of the CM is considered to be a major action ahead of the election and political pundits believe that the BJP can benefit from this in the coming elections.

According to the information received, four percent quota given to OBC Muslims has been distributed among Vokkaliga and Lingayat communities. Muslims who were earlier given this quota are now classified under economically weaker sections.

This decision of the state government has increased the reservation percentage in Karnataka. The SC had fixed the percentage of quota in the state at 50. But after this change, the reservation limit in the state has now increased to 57 percent.

After taking this decision, the CM told reporters that we have taken some big decisions. We were suggested by a cabinet committee to change the quota category, which we have accepted.

After this decision of the CM, now two new categories of reservation have been increased. The quota for Vokkaliga has been increased from 5 per cent to 7 per cent. The quota for other categories comprising Panchmasalis, Veerashaivas and other Lingayats has also been increased from 5 per cent to 7 per cent.

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