Chandigarh, November 26, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
During the special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on the Constitution Day on Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) MLA from Jagraon and Deputy Leader of Opposition, said that the founder of the country’s Constitution, Dr. BR Ambedkar, while giving rights of reservation to ‘Dalits’ and other belonging to the backward classes, had it clear and categorical that reservation would continue till the time these categories were at par with other categories, alleging that certain vested interests were out to creating an atmosphere of hatred in the name of reservation, which was intolerable.
Sarabjit Kaur Manuke questioned through the Speaker, Rana KP Singh, as to how many of the country’s 14 Presidents, 15 Prime Ministers, 43 Chief Justices and 19 Chief Election Commissioners, belonged to the reserved (SC) category?
Similarly, how many from ‘Dalit’ category were involved in the multi-crore scams and how many form among the corporate houses were from the reserved category, which led to final lead to serious economic crisis in the country?
Manuke said that those who rose from the ranks on the basis reservation, coupled with ability, were not getting their due and were being subjected to discrimination. She said that there was an urgent need to ensure equality among all categories in terms of providing education and ensuring equal opportunities for the ‘Dalits’ and the poor.
Manuke alleged that the current education policy was, to the large extent, responsible for creating unnecessary hatred among the people. She demanded that while imparting ‘sarab-dharam’ (all religions) education in all schools, the Indian Constitution be made a part of the school curriculum and picture of Baba Sahib displayed in schools.
Acting on the demand of Manuke, Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, announced in the House that photo of Baba Sahib would be displayed in all technical education institutes in Punjab.