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SC/ST panel chief too asks members to stay away

After the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid asked Muslims to stay away from Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, Udit Raj, chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, issued similar diktats.

delhi Updated: Aug 24, 2011 00:01 IST
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After the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid asked Muslims to stay away from Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, Udit Raj, chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, issued similar diktats.

He asked Dalits, tribals and Other Backward Communities (OBCs) to keep away from the ongoing agitation.

“The movement is trying to subvert the constitution drafted by Dr BR Ambedkar. The attempt is to make a super government over the elected government,” Raj said.

He also questioned Team Anna on why there was no representation of Dalits, minorities or OBCs in the core group.

“Apart from the demands, which are extra-constitutional and undemocratic, it is surprising that there is no representation of backward communities in the campaign. We would ask Dalits and others not to participate in Anna's protest,” the chairman said.

The confederation said they would submit a Bahujan Lokpal Bill to the Parliamentary Standing Committee which is scrutinising the government version of the bill at present.

While the structure of the Bahujan Lokpal Bill is not clear yet, Raj demanded reservation in membership of the lokpal committee. The organisation is also holding a ‘Save Constitution’ rally in the Capital on Wednesday.