NC committed to protect rights of SC community: Rattan Lal
Post by on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Jammu, May 09: Senior National Conference (NC) leader Rattan Lal Gupta Monday asserted that the NC has always remained committed to protect the rights of SC communities in the past and shall continue to do the same in future too.
He was addressing a meeting of district presidents of the SC cell of the party, a statement said.
He asked the SC cell office bearers to gear up for the upcoming Assembly elections as these could be announced any time now.
The provincial president urged the party cadre to conduct outreach programmes in their respective areas and make them aware about how BJP has “cheated” them on the promises made by it in 2014 before going to elections.
He asked them to reiterate to the community people the commitment of the National Conference to protect the rights of the SC Community, the statement added.
Meanwhile, during the meeting held under the chairmanship of NC Schedule Caste (SC) cell provincial president Jammu, Vijay Lochan related to the problems being faced by SC community people in Jammu and Kashmir discussed various issues concerning the SC community.
Vijay Lochan, in his address, said that it was the late Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah who ensured that laws brought for granting land rights to the tiller were implemented in letter and spirit as a result of which the downtrodden people including the population of Schedule Caste community got a huge relief as the members of this community were among the main beneficiaries of this historic decision.
“We had heard of Union Territory being upgraded to State but BJP degraded the people of J&K by downgrading its status to Union Territory, an unprecedented decision taken by the saffron party,” he said.