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RLD to press for induction of 16 BCs to SC category

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 15:56

Lucknow: Rashtriya Lok Dal would devise a
strategy to get "16 most backward castes" in Uttar Pradesh
included into the Scheduled castes category and for this
representatives the communities have been invited for a party
meeting in New Delhi tomorrow.

What is seen as an electoral populist move for the 2012
Assembly polls, the 16 representatives would discuss their
problems with RLD supremo Ajit Singh and would devise a
strategy to press for the demand to get them included in the
Scheduled Castes, a party leader has said.

"The representatives of 16 most backward castes of Uttar
Pradesh has been invited in the meeting to be held in New
Delhi with party supremo Ajit Singh", the leader said.

The previous Samajwadi Party government under Mualyam
Singh Yadav had agreed to include these castes in the SC
category and sent a proposal to the Centre for the same.

However, the present BSP government of Mayawati quashed
the notification.


First Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 15:56

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