Lucknow: Joining the league of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, BSP supremo Mayawati has also asked for adequate representation of SC/ST, the backward classes and minorities in the Lokpal.

Playing the reservation card once again, Mayawati on Friday demanded suitable representation of SCs and OBCs in the final Lokpal Bill drafting committee and in the proposed setup of the Lokpal, an ombudsman to check corruption.

She said, “SC/ ST and other backward classes should also get proper representation in the Lokpal Bill drafting committee as they have been victims of those with the racist mindset.

“With respect to Dr BR Ambedkar's vision, thoughts and feelings, the Centre should implement the demanded reservation in bill (Lokpal) drafting committee”, she told reporters here.

"If Dalits and religious minorities do not get their share in the Lokpal committee, the BSP will not support it," she declared.

JPN/Bureau