Friday, May 20, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Seeks ministerial berths for Dalits, Adivasis

Seeks ministerial berths for Dalits, Adivasis

Express News Service
First Published : 20 May 2011 05:08:34 AM IST
Last Updated : 20 May 2011 09:44:43 AM IST

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The All-India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations
has demanded that the UDF Government should induct two representatives
from Dalit and Adivasi community in the new ministry.

Tribal woman MLA Jayalakshmi should be considered to be inducted into
the Cabinet. Confederation president K Ramankutty told a press
conference here on Thursday that SC/ST communities should get at least
two berths in the 20-member cabinet.

He asked the new government to place the Ministry of SC/ST Development
under the charge of the Chief Minister. Human rights activist B R P
Bhaskar, Kerala Vannar Service Society president Elamad Chellappan and
Ayyanavar Mahajanasangam president C Rameshan were present at the
press conference.

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