New Delhi: Encouraged by the grant of reservation in the office of Lokpal, the Dalit Minorities Front is now aiming for quota in private sectors as well. An international convention to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be held during the Parliament session on December 29 to kickstart the reservation campaign.

Informing about the programme, Front Chairman Ram Vilas Paswan made it clear on Monday that his crusade for reservation will not be a small affair and his party is not alone but is  supported by other parties including Congress also.

The programme can be expected to be a grand affair as other than inauguration by the Prime Minister himself, those lined up to address the convention, include Chairman of the Scheduled Castes Commission PL Punia, Communist Party of India’s leader D Raja, Udit Raj, Mahesh Bhatt, Wajahat Habibullah and Harsh Mander. More than 50 representatives from several countries are expected to participate in the convention.

The Front would also pass a resolution regarding Dalit quota in private sectors, inclusion of SC Muslims and SC Christians under Section 341 and fixed quota for minorities.

It is to be noted, the Dalit Minorities Front headed by Paswan has been organizing the international convention every two years since 1994. This time, Paswan has claimed that the government would have to adhere to their demands.

JPN/Bureau