Another backward class, tribal activists form apolitical organization | Aurangabad News
âActivists from various OBC and tribal communities across the state have come together to form ‘OBC, Bhatky Vimukta Samanway Samiti Maharashtra’, who will work for the betterment of members of our community,â Rajaram Patil and Chandrakant Bawkar, leaders of Samiti, told reporters following a meeting here on Monday.
âWe were inspired by the efforts of CBO leaders like the late Gopinath Munde and Chhagan Bhujbal to work together for CBO and tribal rights. In addition, we unanimously declared a manifesto to launch various campaigns such as women’s reservation in Lok Sabha and state assemblies modeled on civic bodies, âthey said.
Emphasizing that various political parties and organizations were engaged in caste-based politics, Patil said: âWe have decided to boycott the political groups that are against the reservation.
The Samiti would continue with its resolution for a separate budget for CBOs and tribal people based on their proportion of population. Members of the CBO also demanded that the state and the Center prioritize resolving the backlog of members of their community in government jobs. âThey should also implement 52% reservation standards in the cooperative and private sector,â they said.
OBC leaders opposed the removal of morchas by different communities while the reservation issue was pending in court. âThis is nothing more than an attempt to put pressure on justice. These people should be tried for contempt of court and the state government should take an initiative in this direction, âthey said.
Other leaders present at the meeting included Tukaram Lad, JJ Tandale, Shankar Mahajan, Subhash Maher, Mahadev Andhale, Aminbhai Jamgaonkar, Bhagwansingh Dobhal, KR Girhe, TS Chavan and Tukaram Shinde.