New Delhi: Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday dismissed reports that he was against reservation. "Show me a single statement that I have made against reservation or the OBC quota," said Mr. Sibal, who is currently in Tunis, said.

He said that his comment made in Hannover was that India must continue to have a competitive edge because the world was looking towards it for high quality human resource. "I am of the opinion that in areas of research and development and in achieving excellence we should not dilute our ability to globally compete and lead the world."

"Excellence is not against reservation. You can achieve both things. You can have a reservation policy and still have excellence," he said.

Mr. Sibal was part of the delegation, which accompanied Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his recent visit to Germany. PTI