STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sharad Pawar urges Dalit leaders to join hands with NCP

Published: 27th July 2012 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2012 10:34 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar today called on the Dalit leaders to join hands with his party to challenge the alliance of Shiv Sena-BJP and the Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India.

Dalit leaders in the state must come together and join hands with the Nationalist Congress Party and fight for their issues,? he said Addressing a huge gathering at the Dalit Bahujan Chetna conference, organised by the Panthers Republican Party (PRP).

Eyeing the 2014 Lok Sabha and state assembly polls, he said people from the Ambedkarite movement must remain with the NCP.

PRP president and former minister in the Maharashtra government, Gangadhar Gade gave a charter of Dalit demands to Pawar, which he directed state NCP president Madhukar Pichad and Minister of State for Housing Sachin Ahir to look into.

Pichad and Ahir should take up these issues with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and see to it that the 11 demands presented by them are looked into,? he said. Pawar however, refrained from taking any potshots at Congress or against the opposition Shiv Sena-BJP.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp