Reservation sought

Members of the Valmiki Scheduled Tribe have sought the reservation of 7 per cent of all electoral constituencies for their community. Quoting from the recommendations of the Kuldeep Singh Commission, the Akhila Karnataka Valmiki Nayaka Mahasabha said 15 Assembly and two Lok Sabha constituencies should be reserved for the community in the State. President of the mahasabha Narashimaiah said, “Our population in the State is 60 lakh, but the State government has provided only 3 per cent reservation.” — Staff Reporter

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