Haryana Finance Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has always been in the favour of egalitarian society and he has taken a major step by getting constitutional

August 10, 2018
  • Chandigarh August 10: Haryana Finance Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has always been in the favour of egalitarian society and he has taken a major step by getting constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). This would pave the way for ensuring socio-economic justice to the people belonging to backward and deprived sections of the society, he added.
  •     In a statement issued here today, Capt Abhimanyu said that had the Congress Party not halted the passage of Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Commission could have come into existence months earlier.
  •     The Finance Minister said that with the passage of Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill in the Parliament, the NCBC has got constitutional status. About 54 per cent population would be benefited from this. Since decades, the poor and backward strata which is also present in the general category in the country have been kept deprived of their rights. The Congress Party has always played politics on their demands and their only consideration was to get  political gains. Now, after the constitutional status to the Commission, the deprived and backward people of general category could get reservation through constitutional process, he added.
  •     He said that the besides Jat Community, the State Government has also given the benefit of reservation to the Jat Sikh, Rod, Bishnoi and Tyagi communities by passing an Act in the Vidhan Sabha. Though, the matter is pending in the Court, he hoped that after the constitutions of Commission for Backward Classes, these communities would also likely to get the benefit of reservation soon.
  •     He said that the Commission for Backward Classes had been waiting for the last 27 years to get constitutional status.  However, Congress and other political parties, which were earlier in power and now in opposition never made any effort for constitutional status to NCBC. He lamented that Congress has deceived the OBC community in the country for 70 years. While being in power, the Congress Party had never taken any administrative or constitutional decision for the welfare of OBC, he added.
  •     Capt. Abhimanyu said that Congress had always tried that the talented and eligible people are deprived of their constitutionally benefits. The Congress Party not only stripped the Backward Community of their rights but also vitiated the peaceful atmosphere of the state by creating friction in the society. He said that communities which were deprived of their rights so far would now be able to get the same legally through this Commission. He said that the BJP Government is committed to march on the path of progress and development by maintaining harmony and coordination in the society.