Bengaluru, Jan. 8 -- Raising questions about the timing on the Centre's move to provide 10 per cent quota in government jobs and education for "economically weaker" sections, Congress General Secretary K C Venugopal Tuesday termed it as "lollipop" to the people of the country.

Also demanding a joint parliamentary committee to investigate alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal, the Congress MP from Kerala said, "Rafale scam" will be a major issue during the parliament polls.

"Government of India has announced reservation, it isgood, we welcome it..but at the last minute, after ruling the country for four-and-half years you are giving this lollipop to the people of this country, now," Venugopal said.

"We are not opposing, we are suppo...