"Singh rather than levelling vague charges against state
government over atrocities on Dalits should see how inhumanely
the SCs were treated during his Congress party's regime in the
state in the past," State Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare
Minister Harishanker Khatik told reporters at a press
"The Dalits are happy and prospering in the state with
the efforts of BJP government. NCSC should stop politicking,"
Khatik also denied NCSC's charge that the state
government was filling the backlog of vacancies for the
reserved SCs with people of general category since 2006 in an
Earlier in the day, Singh, who was on a two-day visit to
the state, said Uttar Pradesh topped the list of the states
followed by Bihar and Madhya Pradesh in atrocities against
According to Khatik, Singh's statement that the show at a
temple where the NCSC team visited yesterday at Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan's native village Jait in Sehore district
was "stage-managed", was wrong.
The Minister said that Singh's claim that human
scavenging persists in some parts of the state was false.
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Government on Sunday
dismissed the charge of National Commission for Scheduled
Caste (NCSC) Chairman Buta Singh that atrocities on Dalits
were high in the state and asked him to stop "politicking".
First Published: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 23:33