Sadhu, who is married to Asha, Paswan’s daughter from his first marriage, also accused the LJP of treating Dalits as bonded labourers and claimed there was widespread resentment against the LJP chief within his own caste group.
Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan talks to The Indian Express on the protests by upper castes and why he thinks Opposition parties are behind them.
Ram Vilas Paswan was caught unawares when mediapersons sought his opinion on the idea of “one nation-one election”, and discussions held in the Election Commission on this.
On reservation in promotion for SC & ST being implemented in Bihar, the union minister said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed his priorities towards the community by implementing reservation in promotion.
Speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, Paswan hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passage of The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill in Parliament.
The Union Cabinet last week decided to approve a Bill restoring original provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The Sena supremo in a signed article in his party’s mouthpiece Saamana had attacked the Modi government after it approved a bill to restore the original provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and tribals.
The Union Cabinet gave its nod bill restoring the original provisions of the SC/ST Act in which the Supreme Court had ordered changes
Ramdas Athawale said there was resentment among Dalits regarding Justice Goel’s appointment and he should be “immediately removed”.
Government hasn’t made any notable missteps but needs to address sense of siege among Dalits
This is in line with his remarks Monday that several Dalit MPs have “expressed concern” over the “wrong message” sent by the appointment of Justice (retd) A K Goel as NGT chairman since he is “the judge who ruled against” the SC/ST Act.
On July 6, Justice Goel retired from the Supreme Court and was appointed NGT chairman that very day by the government.
Union minister and NDA ally Apna Dal (S) leader Anupriya Patel called the no-confidence motion laughable. Patel said the Centre is sensitive on the rights of OBCs and Dalits.
Paswan congratulated the Kingdom of Morocco for volunteering for the first-ever peer review of its consumer law, preamble of which sets out fundamental rights of consumers and resonates with the consumer protection framework of India.
Ram Vilas Paswan is the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The UN body is looking into the implementation of revised UN Guidelines across the different countries in the world, the statement said.