CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday charged the BJP with making an attempt to divide the society on caste traces, asserting he wouldn’t permit that celebration to impose its “vicious agenda” on the state.
The BJP had on Thursday organized ‘Dalit Insaf Yatra’ in Jalandhar to protest in opposition to alleged atrocities on the Scheduled Caste group and over a rip-off in a scholarship scheme for post-matric Scheduled Caste college students. The police stopped the yatra from Jalandhar to the CM’s residence in Chandigarh, saying the organizers didn’t have the permission.
“I can’t allow them to disturb the peaceable ambiance of Punjab at any value. The BJP had no ethical proper to speak about Dalit rights, which they’d been overtly trampling wherever they’re in energy,” mentioned the CM.
He pointed to the surprising statistics that confirmed that Uttar Pradesh, below BJP rule, accounts for over 25% of complete circumstances of atrocities in opposition to SC communities within the nation, and had recorded the very best variety of such incidents in 2018. “Is that this your definition of justice for Dalits? Is that this what you might be providing to the SC individuals of Punjab?’’ questioned the CM.