STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Other Backward Classes (OBCs) are being given due recognition and rights only by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government at the Centre. This was stated by National OBCs leaders led by National Vice-President BJP OBCs Morcha and Prabhari J&K, Prem Krishan Arya while addressing a meeting of Jammu & Kashmir BJP OBCs Morcha here on Wednesday. National Office Secretary BJP OBC Morcha, Sanjay Chouhan; National Incharge and National IT & Social Media Incharge BJP OBC Morcha Veera Madhviraj Achari Ceepelli were also present on the occasion. BJP’s J&K OBCs Morcha President, Rashpaul Verma, Morcha State General Secretaries, Kewal Krishan Fottra, Brahm Jyot Satti, Capt Ramesh Chander and Sukhjit Singh and other senior Morcha leaders were also present during the meeting. Arya stressed that the OBC community was denied due justice for last many decades and it is only due to sincere efforts of PM Modi led government that the community has been given due benefits. He said that on the under the Justice G Rohini, a Commission was formed to ensure development of the community on the lines of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Local Morcha leaders demanded 27 per cent reservation on line of reservation being given to other UTs of the nation. They asked for political reservation to OBCs, extension of jurisdiction of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) to J&K and Ladakh UTs, Scholarships to OBCs students on the pattern of SC & ST students and several other demands. “All rights denied to J&K in past 70 years will be given now. We welcome the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35(A) and have strong faith that it will strengthen the resolve of Modi government to develop J&K and Ladakh UTs on the most modern lines,” National leaders said, adding that all the issues raised by the community members in the meeting are noted and will be highlighted appropriately. Others present in the meeting included Faqir Chand Sattia, Ajay Tripathi, Bodh Raj, Dr. Abdul Rashid, Jagdish Pandey, Santosh Dadia, Neelam Virdi, Jyoti Verma, Capt. Tara Chand Verma, Pichori Lal, Ramesh Mehra, Ravi Dogra, Rajesh Dogra, Vishesh Kumar, Gopal Krishan, Madan Lal Verma, Dwarka Nath, Neetu Verma, Manohar Lal, Shoukat Ali, Naveen Dogra, Jagdish Raj, Des Raj, Shamsher Singh, Rajinder Pal, Suresh Salgotra, Basharat Hussain Nazir and Sajjad Hussain.
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