Chandigarh, Apr 22 UNI | 3 months ago

Congress party for the last 67 years has been fooling the poor, the tribals, the backward and the Scheduled Castes and minorities for their vote banks, president of the Chamar Mahan Sabha Paramjit Singh Kainth said today.

Congress has been systematically selling dreams to the Scheduled Castes (SC), he said at a press conference.

"Congress never allowed the SC community to develop a strong leadership. Instead of giving recognition to the majority Ravidasya community in connection with the allotment of Lok Sabha tickets, the Congress has selected a minority SC community leader, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, from Fatehgarh Sahib," Mr Kainth said.

"Dharamsot has been a member of the Vidhan Sabha for the last three terms on Congress ticket, but has never taken up the cause of SC issues. Instead he has been vocal for the upper castes.

Congress has ignored leading Ravidasya community members like Shamsher Singh Dullon, Amar Singh and others,' said Mr Kainth.

"On the other hand the Akali Dal has given the Fatehgarh Sahib ticket to a Ravidasya, Kulwant Singh. The Chamar mahan Sabha is contemplating to give support to Kulwant Singh," he added.

(Posted on 22-04-2014)