Apart from prejudice, economic concerns drive demand for quotas for locals, an analysis of survey data shows
Earlier this month, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath announced that his government was considering a quota for locals in private sector jobs in the state. Kamal Nath isn’t the first chief minister to make such an announcement. Earlier this year, the Assam government had made similar attempts for reservation in state government jobs, legislative assembly and local bodies for indigenous Assamese people. Such demands have been a central issue in Maharashtra’s polity as well for many decades.