People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 26

June 26, 2011


Dalit Delegation Meets Karat


A DELEGATION of dalit intellectuals in the state of Andhra Pradesh met the CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat at the time of the PB-CC meeting in Hyderabad and presented a memorandum, seeking the active intervention of the party in bringing a central legislation for proper implementation of SC/ST sub-plans at the central level.


Office bearers of the Centre for Dalit Studies and Dalit Bahujan Front along with KVPS leaders met Karat at the state committee office --- M B Bhavan --- on June 10. CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and state secretary, B V Raghavulu, was present on this occasion. 


Citing the recent agitation launched by the party in Andhra Pradesh that focussed the attention of all on this important issue, the delegation impressed upon Prakash Karat the need to replicate this struggle in all states and at the central level. Karat assured the delegation of taking up this issue in the forthcoming parliamentary session. He also said that the CPI(M) would take the initiative to get an all-party meeting held on this issue at the central level and chalk out struggles. (INN)