Dalit leader accuses Anna Hazare of ignoring backward classes
Published by: Manas Sen Gupta
Published on: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 at 17:37 IST
New Delhi: Terming Anna Hazare's intention to involve Dalits, tribals
and minorities in the Lokpal institution as "half hearted", Dalit
leader Udit Raj again pushed for a Bahujan Lokpal bill.
Udit Raj claimed Hazare changed his stance after the massive rallies
organised by him. He has been asking for reservation for Dalits and
minorities in the anti-graft ombudsman through his Bahujan Lokpal
"Anna's call to rope in Dalits and minorities in the Lokpal is half
hearted. Hazare changed his stance after we built up pressure," said
The Dalit leader said he will organise a protest rally at the Ramlila
ground in Delhi on November 28 to push his demand.
"If Anna accepts our demands, we will welcome him. We are also
concerned about corruption," said Udit Raj.
Udit Raj, the national chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST
Organisations, urged Anna Hazare that if he wants to associates
Dalits, tribals, minorities in his movement then he should first talk
about reservation in the Jan Lok Pal Bill for such communities.
Raj said Dalits are apprehensive whether Anna and the government are
concerned about them.
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