JAMMU, July 13: Member Parliament (MP) from North West, New Delhi and National Chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations, Dr Udit Raj stressed that the deprived sections of the society particularly SC/ST/OBCs must be allowed to participate in the private business houses by providing them reservation.
He said this during a function organized by All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations here today.
MP further said that we cannot achieve a strong nation where there is bipolarity between people at social and economic levels. Criticizing the dual structure of the political spectrum in the J&K, he said that a strict insulation is bound to deprive the State of good steps being taken by the Government at the Centre and even the West Pakistan refugees were suffering from inhuman conditions due to this particular issue. He called upon the State Government to provide citizenship rights to the West Pakistan refugees.
MP also called upon the participants to get ready for the annual rally by the Confederation in November-December at New Delhi and also for the upcoming Assembly elections in the State to throw the tyrannical rule of the incumbent coalition for having deprived the SC/ST/OBCs of the State to achieve its oblique motives.
RK Kalsotra, president of the Confederation while speaking, stated that the State Government has consistently been working to defeat the constitutional rights of these communities by launching surrogate litigation against people from these communities. He added that the Confederation will give a final chance to the incumbent Government to accede to their demands.
Criticizing the statement of the VC of SMVDU where he said that the reservation promotes inefficient people, Kalsotra asked the Government to dislodge such a man who does not believe in the constitutional schemes and called upon the Government to establish Dr Ambedkar Chair in the University of Jammu.
Later Kalsotra submitted a memorandum of demands to MP for further submission of the same to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Confederation also submitted memorandum of demands to J&K Government also.
Among others who spoke were Romesh Sarmal, Ashok Koul, general secretary BJP, Chaman Lal Kandley, Darshan Bhagat, Romesh Kaith, Babu Suman, Deepak Attri, Roshan Choudhary, Farooq Chowdhary, etc.