Backward classes seek representation in Lokpal

Backward classes seek representation in Lokpal

They apprehended that it was more likely that Dalits, backwards and minority officers and leaders will be targeted, if Lokpal is constituted without giving members of these communities due consideration. All India Confederation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Organisation (AICSCSTO) chairman Udit Raj said government’s Lokpal bill pending for consideration before the standing committee of Parliament is not strong enough to book the corrupt. Before passing the final Lokpal bill, provisions of Bahujan Lokpal bill drafted by the AICSCSTO, should also be incorporated. Corporates, NGOs and the media should also be brought under the ambit of Lokpal, he demanded. Raj clarified that he was not against Anna Hazare. “We are just not convinced with the methodology adopted by Hazare to press his demand for the Jan Lokpal bill,” he added. Making a critical remark on Hazare’s agiatation, social activist Shabnam Hashami charged that the movement was an attack on the Constitution and Parliament. She alleged that the RSS and the BJP were backing the movement.

Speaking on behalf of the All India Christian Council, Jhon Dayal alleged that 10 per cent of the people gathered in support of Hazare are actually RSS cadres.

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