Problem of Naxalism due to social disparity: Paswan

Devarayanadurga (Karnataka): Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan today blamed social disparity for the problem of naxalism and made a strong pitch for reservation in private sector and judiciary.

“Gun is not the solution to the problem but we should also not forget there is social disparity in the background of those who are wielding the gun today,” the LJP chief said while addressing a three-day conference of Dalit Sena for Southern states that began here today.

Paswan said that when people fail to get anything from non-violent means, doors of violence open.

The LJP chief demanded that the government should provide reservation in private sector and judiciary and also provide quota in promotion.

“The Dalits, who were once treated as untouchables are not ready to tolerate any injustice and persecution. They are ready to break but not bend. If Dalits and tribals do not become part of mainstream, the nation can never be strong,” he said.

The the LJP chief demanded strict implementation of special component plan for scheduled castes and tribal sub plan.

There is a also a need to bring reservation under a legislative Act, he said besides seeking strict implementation of Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub Plan.

The event being attended by Dalit Sena’s National President Ramchandra Paswan, LJP Parliamentary Board Chairman Chirag Paswan and other leaders will continue till January 19.

Experts from various fields will speak on 30 subjects during the three-day programme.

The Union Minister also called for a sustained fight against superstition in the name of religion as he gave a call for cultural, social and economic revolution saying without these political revolution alone is incomplete.

Talking to PTI, Paswan said that Dalit Sena’s North India conference will be held in Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh in April this year.