NEW DELHI

Centre deliberates on getting stay on quota vacated

Additional Solicitor General meets Union Minister Arjun Singh

New Delhi: The Government on Sunday continued to deliberate on ways to get the Supreme Court stay on reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions vacated.

Govt. `anxious'

Additional Solicitor-General Gopal Subramanium met Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh and discussed the issue for over an hour.

Though there was no official word on the discussion, sources said the government was "anxious" for a solution."Consultations are on ... government is anxious for a solution," sources said.

Mr. Singh had said on Thursday that the Government will take all constitutional measures to get the Supreme Court stay on the OBC quota in elite educational institutions vacated.

All-party meet soon

"Supreme Court has not rejected anything. We will take all constitutional measures to vacate the stay," Mr. Singh said. The senior leader, however, made it clear that the Congress-led coalition did not want any confrontation with the apex court and it was the right of the court to interpret the law.

Making clear the Government's intention to provide equity in access to higher education, he said an all-party meeting would be convened by the Prime Minister after the SAARC summit to deliberate on the pros and cons of the issue.

"Unless all parties are on board, nothing can be done," he said. PTI

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