New Delhi: BJP MP Udit Raj on Tuesday demanded reservation for Dalits in sports, including in the national cricket team. “We demand Dalit reservation in all sports!” the Dalit leader said in a tweet.
He said Dalits have been talking about their representation in the Indian cricket team following a law enacted by South Africa that at least five players of colour should be part of its cricket team.
“Reservation should be extended to Dalits in each of the sports. In South Africa, the quota is offered in their cricket team. The US too pitches for blacks, who slog, work hard in athletics. There are not many whites in athletics.
“…if reservation is offered here in sports, we too will win gold medals,” Udit Raj had said a few days ago.
“You go to the US, there is a partnership with non-whites in each sector. In South Africa, reservation is given to Negroes even in a sport like a cricket. There can’t be more than five whites in a cricket team,” said had earlier Udit.
Raj represents North West Delhi in the Lok Sabha and also heads an outfit working for the cause of Dalits.