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Will press for political reservation for Mehtar Valmiki Community: Pawar

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said his party will make efforts to provide political reservations for the Mehtar Valmiki Community in the state.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 7, 2013 1:51:02 am

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said his party will make efforts to provide political reservations for the Mehtar Valmiki Community in the state.

Addressing the All India Safai Mazdoor Congress in the city on Saturday,Pawar said,“The demand of the Mehtar Valmiki community for reservation is justified given the extent of backwardness prevailing in the community. I promise that the Nationalist Congress Party will press for giving them political reservation. We will try to reserve a seat for the community in the legislative council,” he said.

NCP state president Madhukar Pichad,city mayor Vaishali Bankar and several leaders representing the Mehtar community attended the meet.

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