Rahul says: Dalits need higher positions in the power structure
Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi yet again raised the question of caste census in the country in his election rallies which were being conducted in east Rajasthan on Sunday and told that this is the region where Congress performed well in the last elections. He also added that this is the region where Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged on Saturday that our party was an anti-Dalit party.
The Congress leader responded that it was not enough for the Dalits to occupy some of the “highly decorative positions.” Instead what is required is a greater degree of participation of the Dalits in the power structures and the institutions of the country. Gandhi was addressing an election rally in the Bundi district, he linked the caste census along with the influence of the Modi government and said: “Everyone has a misconception that the country is being run by Parliament and the MLAs. It is not so; the country is being run by 90 officers. Of them, the number of tribals, backward classes and Dalits is only 7.”
He also highlighted the need of a caste census and told the public that it was clear that the benefits could be provided to the backward classes communities and the Dalits only with the help of a caste census. “Indian children want to become IAS and not MPs, MLAs because the country is run by government officials,” Rahul said. “When Prime Minister Narendra Modi is asked about caste census and to get full participation of OBCs, he says that there is no caste in the country, there is only one caste, that is poverty,” Gandhi added.
Courtesy : The Hindustan Gazette
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