Paswan meets Shah; seeks ordinance on Dalit-crimes, special-status for Bihar
Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan today met BJP President Amit Shah, seeking an ordinance to restore the original provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and called for ensuring reservation in promotion for the community. Paswan also raised the Bihar special category status issue, a long-standing demand of CM Nitish Kumar, saying it's one of the poorest states and deserves the position.
Ensure reservation for SC/STs in promotion in government jobs: Paswan
A Union minister and a key BJP ally, the Dalit leader was joined by his son and MP Chirag Paswan where they discussed a host of issues. Paswan also said that the government should move the apex court to remove provisions which have come in the way of giving reservation to SCs and STs in promotion in government jobs.
Supreme Court had diluted SC/ST Act
Recently, the Supreme Court had introduced new guidelines, which almost every political party has claimed, dilutes the law and will lead to a rise in crimes against Dalits. Paswan said Shah agreed with his stand on Dalit issues and assured him of positive response.