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BACKWARD CLASSES-In Defence of Mandal Commission

BACKWARD CLASSES In Defence of Mandal Commission THE Backward Classes Commission appointed by the Janata government, with Bindeswari Prasad Mandal as its Chairman; submitted its report in [December 1980, just before the Lok Sabha election that returned the Congress (I) to power a the Centre. The report was shelved by the new government until the last session of the Parliament, thereby amply demonstrating its ambiguous attitude to both the Commission and its report. Unable to scuttle the report or to shelve it any longer, the government finally placed it on the table in both houses of the Parliament in the last session without however, indicating its own reactions to the report.

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