Nagaraj case: Bahujan Samaj Party welcomes SC's judgement

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision on the promotion of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (SC). She however said that the decision is welcoming to a certain extent. Mayawati said,"The news around this judgment that is circulating in media states clearly, that the judgment of the Supreme Court is welcoming to some extent in a manner that the court had neither put any restrictions earlier nor it has put any restrictions now. It has clearly said that centre or state governments can provide reservation if they want." The Supreme Court on Wednesday said its 2006 decision in the M Nagaraj case on the reservation for SC and ST in job promotions does not require reconsideration by a larger bench. The top court has maintained reservation on promotion of the SC/ST.