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Youth Congress took out a 'Rally' followed by a 'Backward Class convention' at Bhopal

Upliftment of downtrodden sections, particularly Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes, has been an ideal for Indian National Congress. Making provision for reservation in the constitution providing financial mandate in shape of special schemes/budgetary allocations, enacting special legislations at Central/State level, implementation of report of Mandal Commission and ensuring their adequate representation at various levels are the consequences of this proactive policy of Congress.

Madhya Pradesh is one of the biggest states with Backward Classes comprising 51% of the State’s total population. Mahajan Commission constituted by erstwhile Congress government led by Shri Arjun Singh recommended enhancement of reservation from 14% to 27%. Legal and technical niceties ensured that its implementation remained pending. Congress government led by Shri Digvijay Singh once again proposed amendment of Constitution in the socio-demographic context of the state on the pattern of Tamil Nadu enhancing reservation from 14% to 27%. Having kept it pending for over two years, Government of India rejected it.

Pursuing its commitment to the cause, Congress government of Madhya Pradesh has now issued a historical mandate for enhancing reservation for Backward Classes from 14% to 27%. To carry the message, Youth Congress took out a ‘Rally’ followed by a ‘Backward Class convention’ at Bhopal. We vowed to hold similar conventions at District and Block headquarters.

Besides the IYC President, Sh. Randeep Singh Surjewala and PYC Chief, this convention was addressed by Shri Arjun Singh, CWC Member; Shri Digvijay Singh, Chief Minister; Shri Radha Kishan Malviya, PCC Chief and other senior ministers and leaders of the Backward Classes.

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