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Who's keeping Arjun Singh on a leash

May 24, 2006 17:52 IST
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First, they performed the last rites for him. Now, they are going to burn his effigies.

Looks like there is no respite for Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh from the doctors protesting against his proposal to reserve 27 per cent of seats in central educational institutions for OBCs.

Even as the government said that it will go ahead and implement the proposal, the medicos have called for nationwide 'civil disobedience' on Thursday.

The doctors have also vowed to make their agitation ''more aggressive and intense'' and spread it to every part of the country.

Image: Effigies representing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi keeping Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (right) and Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh on a leash, outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS in New Delhi.

Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

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