Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today scathing attack the Congress and called them accused of Dalits’ injustice in the state. He said that those who are saying that discrimination against Dalits is being ongoing in the UP, they should be answered, that will they start reservation for Dalits at Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia University?. When Banaras Hindu University (BHU) can provide reservation for Dalits and backward students, why not AMU? Congress who had put up the issue of the last week mob lynching in Hapur, Yogi talked about on this topic also and slammed by saying,”Some people are doing the politics of partition by giving inflammatory speeches, there is no discrimination between the Dalits and the Muslims in any state. Not just in UP, the Modi government has started several schemes in all over India for the upliftment of the Dalits.”
Priorly, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had released a statement that in the BJP’s four-year rule, Dalits and Muslims are not safe, they are being attacked and targeted. On this line, Yogi said,” the previous governments did not understand the Dalits more than their vote bank. Those who are saying that Dalits are being discriminated against, first reply my answer.
He questioned that when Banaras Hindu University (BHU) can provide reservation for Dalits and backward students, why not AMU? The Yogi attacked the Congress and said what kind of conditions are within the country, who imposed emergency in India, today are mourning for democracy.
He said, ‘Whoever is corrupt, is preaching the speech of virtue. Whoever is high in Caste, is talking about social justice, and whoever is as big a communal, is giving a discourse to be humanist. We have to prepare to respond to these inconsistent situations, otherwise, we will be Occupant”.
Reservation for Dalits in AMU and Jamia(Two Prestigious Colleges in India) has been a contentious issue for quite some time with BJP being one of its most vocal supporters. In February 2017, BJP had raised the issue of reservation of seats in the two universities. “Any central government funded or aided institute must have provisions of reservation for SC, ST, and OBCs as per the C-G(Central Government) rules,” BJP had said. Both AMU were declared as minority institutes by the former UPA government and these are funded by the Central government.