Lucknow: With the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh only a few months away, caste politics in the state has already started showing its colour.

While the fifteen small time caste groups representing the Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) in the state have decided to form a national front to raise their demands, the Janwadi Party headed by Sanjay Chauhan has decided to launch a statewide march to highlight the state of the EBCs.

The EBCs contend that the fruits of reservation in jobs and educational institutions are mostly borne by few caste groups which are relatively more developed and well off. It leaves no chance for the extremely backward sections to elevate themselves into the mainstream.

Janwadi party would organize ‘Jayghosh Yatra’ which is slated to begin from Ballia on September 15 and conclude in Lucknow on October 17 after touching ten districts of the state.

The party will hold meeting in Ballia, Ghazipur, Mau, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Barabanki and Lucknow.

The party is of the view that the state government on the lines of Bihar must earmark separate category of EBCs in the backward class category and provide for separate quota within the 27 percent reservation category for Other Backward Classes.

 

(JPN/Bureau)