Gadchiroli April 21 (District Correspondent) Gadchiroli Chimur Lok Sabha MP Ashok Nete met the Governor Maharashtra Mr. Ramesh Bais at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai and submitted him a memorandum demanding census of OBCs on the lines of Bihar and status of Scheduled Castes to the Namposhudra and Ajavanshi communities in Bengali society.
Gadchiroli district is a very backward and remote, underdeveloped and non- industrialized district. A large number of OBCs live in the district. Although this OBC community has so many pending issues for many years, they have not been resolved as yet, pointed out Mr. Nete and demanded justice should be given to the community by giving instructions to take action from our level regarding the problems of the OBCs.
The MP held a discussion with the Governor, drawing his attention to the major demands of the OBI community which included disposing of the forest land pending case by cancelling the condition of three generations, census of OBCs should be conducted in Maharashtra State on the lines of Bihar.
Also, Mr. Nete presented the demands of the Bengali community through the memorandum demanding Scheduled Castes status to Namoshudra and Rajvanshi communities.
After 1971, a large number of Bengali communities has been resettled in Gadchiroli district. The Namoshudras and Rajvanshis in Bengali society belong to Scheduled Castes, but like other states they are not getting the SC certificates and remain deprived of the schemes. In the year 2019, a survey was conducted by the govt. institute BARTI but no any action has been taken so far on the reports of this survey and it has been pending with the state Nete pointed out demanding that the said survey should be sent to the central government to facilitate the way for the communities to get the scheduled caste certificates.
Pointing out that the meeting of Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) has not been held for the last three years, Mr. Nete demanded that the meeting of TAC be convened immediately.
During this meeting, senior BJP leader and state executive member Baburao Kohle, district organization general secretary Ravindra Ollalwar, Ajay Sonule, Suresh Rathod were present.
BJP Bengali Aghadi District President Suresh Shah, Nikhil Bharat Bengali Coordinating Committee State President Ranjit Mandal and others have thanked Mr. Nete for raising the Bengali community issues with the Governor.
Photo Mr. Ashok Nete and other leaders are seen with the Governor of Maharashtra.