Saturday, January 22, 2011

[ZESTCaste] UP govt dominated by criminals: Punia

UP govt dominated by criminals: Punia
TNN, Jan 21, 2011, 08.32pm IST

ALLAHABAD: The state government in Uttar Pradesh is dominated by
criminals and anti-social elements and headed by the Bahujan Samaj
Party (BSP) supremo and state chief minister Mayawati, said Congress
MP and chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled
Tribe, P L Punia while speaking to newspersons here at the Circuit
House on Friday.

He added: "`Jungle raj' is prevailing in state and maximum atrocities
are perpetrated on dalits and funds sanctioned for the upliftment of
dalits by the Centre are instead channelised for other purpose by
state governments. Tough steps would be taken in this regard by the

Putting forth his views on the issue of reservation in private sector,
Punia said majority of public sector undertakings have been taken over
by private sector companies who are withdrawing the system of
reservation for those belonging to SC/ST category. Infact reservation
should also be extended for them in the judiciary.

He further said that the UPA government was focussing on protecting
the interest and rights of dalits in Uttar Pradesh given the rising
number of incidents of exploitation of dalits in the state. In this
connection he has toured Gorakhpur, Banda and Kanpur to send a message
among the people that the Central government is standing firmly behind

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