RPI (A) demands 10 seats, reservation for backward communities in Rajya Sabha

Athawale informed that he had presented a list of the names of 23 assembly seats to Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Chandrakant Patil and has demanded that RPI (A) should be given at least 10 seats

  • RPI (A) demands 10 seats, reservation for backward communities in Rajya Sabha
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Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Republic Party of India (A) chief, Ramdas Athawale, on Tuesday, demanded to contest on 10 assembly seats in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. 

While addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Athawale informed that he had presented a list of the names of 23 assembly seats to Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Chandrakant Patil and has demanded that RPI (A) should be given at least 10 seats.

In 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections, BJP had given us eight seats. I hope that the seat-sharing will be resolved in the coming week and RPI (A) will get the desired number of seats,” Ramdas Athawale said.

The RPI (A) chief also demanded reservation in Rajya Sabha for the backward castes and class on the lines of the quota provided in Lok Sabha. Athawale said that the people from the backward communities should be given the chance to enter mainstream politics.

The backward communities should be provided with reservation in the Rajya Sabha which will help them enter the mainstream politics. Along with this, the reservation for backward communities should be provided in the legislative council of the states,” Athawale added. 

While backing the caste-based census, Athawale said that it is delusional to think that a census based on caste will hamper the societal environment. Rather, this will reveal the number of people from backward communities which will help them get justice. 

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