Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday favoured extending the reservation facility in education and employment to the private sector.
Speaking at a national seminar on social justice and reservation here, he said injustice had been meted out to the oppressed classes by denying reservation in the private sector. Reservation would end discrimination and inequalities in the society, the Chief Minister observed.
Taking exception to the BJP and RSS leaders’ remarks on the quota system, Mr. Siddaramaiah said nationwide debate should be held on providing reservation in private sector.
Karnataka Law Commission Chairman S.R. Nayak said the Constitution needed to be amended to ensure reservation for socially and economically weaker sections in the private sector. More jobs are available now in the private sector, which was expanding in the aftermath of the liberal economic reforms in the 1990s, he said.