BCs seek better representation on boards, corporations

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DH News Service
BANGALORE, Nov 11

The Backward Classes Cell of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee has urged the chief minister to provide better representation to backward classes while reconstituting boards and corporations.

Addressing a press conference here today, KPCC Backward Classes Cell President L R Ananth said grassroot level workers, who had sweated it out for the party during the elections, should also be given preference during the reconstitution of boards and corporations. Under no circumstances should candidates who had lost in the Assembly and parliamentary elections be given prominence, he said.

Mr Ananth said the backward classes were not getting due representation in the party and pointed out that there were only four members from the backward classes in the 50-member Bangalore City District Committee. Most of the members are from the upper classes. Besides, the grassroot level workers have been ignored and those who had defected from other parties have been given preference, he claimed.

He also urged the chief minister that members from backward classes should be elected to the post of the president of the National and State Backward Classes Commissions. Mr Ananth said that the Backward Classes Cell pledged its support to Ms Sonia Gandhi and Mr V S Koujalgi for the AICC and KPCC president posts respectively.


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