Assam state finance and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the government cannot implement the recommendations of the central panel on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord as the same is “far from legal reality”.
“The recommendations given by the committee are far from the legal reality of this land…. How can we implement them?” said Himanata Biswa.
The recommendations go against many Supreme Court judgements, the minister said at the launch of his book, “Eta Saponar Pom Khedi (Chasing a dream)”, comprising 25 of his speeches.
Notably, the Apex court had ordered that reservations cannot exceed 50 per cent, but the panel’s report suggested more than that, he added.
“Why did the committee not consider Supreme Court judgements? I think those were not recommendations, but their (panel’s) expectations only,” the BJP leader said.