Lalu backs outspoken JD(U) leaders criticism of Centre’s Dalit quota policy
Patna,(BiharTimes): A couple of days after two senior Dalit leaders of Janata Dal (United) expressed serious concern over the Centre’s reservation policy RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday openly supported them.
On Monday JD(U) national general secretary Shyam Rajak and former state Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to take away reservation from Dalits.
Before leaving for Ranchi on Wednesday Lalu said the point raised by Shyam Rajak and Uday Narayan Chaudhary is absolutely correct. The Union government is trying its level best to take away reservation from Dalits. He charged chief minister Nitish Kumar with doing nothing in this regard.
Rajak and Chaudhary had issued a joint statement that did not go down too well in their party. They alleged a conspiracy by the central government to do away with quotas, and even said that JDU MLAs were silent because they feared denial of ticket in the next Assembly polls.
The two did not stop here. While Rajak demanded that the state government implement the Right to Education law, Chaudhary questioned Nitish’s Seven Resolves saying Dalit students do not need scholarships, they need reservation in jobs.
RJD chief also alleged that Nitish has always been anti-reservation and does not believe in doing anything for Dalits.