‘Separate electorates only solution’

True representation of Dalits in national politics is not happening in the current electoral system, said Gujarat-based Rights activist Martin Macwan.

Published: 11th November 2017 03:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2017 09:00 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: True representation of Dalits in national politics is not happening in the current electoral system, said Gujarat-based Rights activist Martin Macwan. He was delivering a lecture titled ‘Separate electoral system is the only solution for true Dalit representation’ on the occasion of Seventh SR Sankaran Memorial Lecture organised by Centre for Dalit Studies (CDS) on Friday.

Macwan asserted the demand for a separate electorate for the disadvantaged, floated by BR Ambedkar in 1930s. “Most voters at present are non-Dalits and even representatives of reserved constituencies are failing to resolve their problems,” he said. He praised late IAS officer and former Chief Secretary of Tripura SR Sankaran and said his work should remain an example for present and future IAS officers.

Cong leaders place hurdles before Revanth’s yatra

Hyderabad: A Revanth Reddy’s decision to undertake a marathon padayatra across the state to expose the alleged failures of the TRS government appears to be earning the wrath of some senior leaders of Congress. Senior leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said on Friday that he did not think that the party high command would permit Revanth to go ahead with the proposal to undertake the padayatra.

“In the past, TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and I had sought the permission of party high command to undertake padayatras. But, Delhi rejected our pleas. The AICC leadership might suggest us to undertake a bus yatra or padayatra together,” Reddy told reporters.

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