BJP is the only hope for Pasmanda Samaj and Tribals: Khatana

JAMMU : Er. Gulam Ali Khatana, MP Rajya Sabha today stressed that Bharatiya Janata Party is the only hope for the Pasmanda Samaj and Tribals which can uplift their status and lead them to socio-political and econom- ic prosperity. He said that it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi led govt which has sanction 5 Crore scholarships for the minori- ty community and launched schemes like Hunar Haath, Shadi Shagun etc.
Addressing a massive gathering of Pasmanda Samaj and Gujjars organ- ized by ex-Sarpanch Mohammad Alam at Duggiya, Bhatindi here, Er.
Gulam Ali Khatana said that Gujjars, bakkerwals have been exploited by var- ious political parties for last 70 years without doing any- thing concrete for the upliftment of their socio- economic status. “Only a few select families have benefitted by aligning with these parties by selling the
interests of the community, said Er. Khatana, adding this is for the first time that PM Modi led government has ensured that the bene- fits of the schemes for trib- al community reach to the bottom.”
He said that lot still needs to be done for their welfare as tribal community has remained voiceless for many decades. “I will leave no stone unturned to raise the voice of the pasmanda
samaj and the tribal com- munity in the upper house as a member.
He said that forest rights act, schemes for tribal, pas- manda samaj welfare and minority welfare are path breaking initiatives of the present government and its benefits must reach the deserving and he will ensure its proper implemen- tation.
Prominent among others who spoke were Said
Mohammad, Puttu Dodhi Gujjar Association, Talib Hussain, sr. Bakkerwal leader, Ali Mohd. Chechi, Intl Gujjar Sabha, Haji Noor Hussain, Haji Mohd.
Hussain, BJP leaders Pushvinder Charak, Ashok Kumar and Bashir Hussain Sarpanch.
Others present include Mantaz Ahmed, panches Sham Din, SadiqRafiq Ahmed, Liyakat Hussain, and Waseem Choudhary.