Ahmedabad: Leader of opposition in Gujarat
Assembly Shaktisinh Gohil today hit out at Chief Minister
Narendra Modi for "playing politics with Dalits" and
Referring to recent cases filed against certain Dalit
leaders of Congress, Gohil alleged that those cases were filed
at the instance of the Chief Minister.
"Cases are being filed against Gujarat Dalit leaders at
the instance of the Chief Minister," he alleged, adding the
irresponsible policies of the government have resulted in
injustice to Dalits and other socially marginalised sections
of the society in the state.
"The Modi-led state government is neglecting the welfare
of the Dalits and as a result the backlog of unfilled posts in
the reserved category is growing in the state," he said.
Instead of filling up these posts, efforts are being made
to cancel them. The government does not respond positively
when Dalit leaders go for any work, he said.
Moreover, according to him, a review of the record of the
last five years shows that the funds for Dalit-centric
projects have remained unused.
Gohil said commercialisation of education has created a
situation where Dalits cannot afford education in institutions
offering self-finance courses in higher education sector.