Patna, Oct 10 (UNI) Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary today urged the National Scheduled Caste Commission to reconsider its decision of declaring the Mahadalit Commission, constituted by the Nitish Kumar government in the state, as 'unconstitutional'.
Mr Chaudhary told mediapersons here that the Nitish Kumar government had constituted the Mahadalit Commission with the sole motive to bring people from lowest strata of society to the mainstream of development and prosperity.
''Article 16 of the Constitution has provision for reservation for weaker sections of society and no one has the authority to change it,'' he said, adding the Mahadalit Commission in Bihar was functioning to actuate the dream of the downtrodden.
''I have written a letter to the National Scheduled Caste Commission for reconsidering its decision of declaring the Mahadalit Commission in Bihar as unconstitutional,'' he said, adding Patna High Court had already dismissed a petition challenging the constution of Mahadalit Commission in Bihar.
The Bihar government had allocated Rs 400 crore to execute welfare schemes suggested by the Commission for uplift of the downtrodden, he added.
Meanwhile, former Union Minister and senior JD(U) leader Dasai Chaudhary termed the decision of the National Scheduled Caste Commission on Mahadalit Ayog in Bihar as unfortunate and gross injustice to the cause of the weaker section of society in Bihar.
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