Centre brought SC/ST Act only to divert Dalit’s anger, Tejahswi says

Centre brought SC/ST Act only to divert Dalit’s anger, Tejahswi says

PATNA: The RJD today declared it wouldn’t tolerate any interference with the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

“The Act has been brought just to deflect anger of the Dalit community. Had the BJP really serious about the concerns of the Dalit community, it would have placed the legislation under the Ninth Schedule,” Leader of opposition in Bihar assembly and RJD legislator Tejashwi Yadav told a Press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

“Kewal narajagi dur karane ke liye laya. Is chalaki ko sabhi samajh rahe hain,” Tejashwi said adding his party would oppose any bid to interfere with the SC/ST Act.

He alleged the Narendra Modi government didn’t put the case strongly before the Supreme Court when the case related to the SC/ST Act was brought before the apex court.

He also demanded for release of caste census to know about the real status of castes alleging the total recommendations of Mandal Commission had not been implemented.

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