Party vows to probe Modi’s Vanbandhu scheme

To replace ‘vanbandhu’ with ‘adivasi’.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 12, 2012 3:00:32 am

To replace ‘vanbandhu’ with ‘adivasi’.

The state Congress also vowed to probe the state government’s “Vanbandhu Yojana” for alleged corruption and to replace the word “Vanbandhu” in official records with “adivasis”,saying the former was insulting to tribals.

The party said all vacancies of OBC,SC and STs in the state government would be filled up immediately if the party came to power. The reservation schemes would also be extended in self-financed educational institutions,the party said.

An “Adivasi Development Authority” for the development of tribal regions in the state will be formed,party leaders said.

They also promised 50 per cent reservation for differently-abled persons in assistive jobs like liftmen etc.,and to reserve plots for specially skilled professionals in GIDC.

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