"The demand is valid," Singh said when asked about Mayawati's demand.
However Hegde, who is a member of the commitee, said, "if you have to have any caste-wise representation, then this committee can never be constituted."
Asked about the issue, Union Minister Salman Khurshid, a member of the joint committee, said, "we should trust the ten members. Let them present their product...we should give them a chance. After the product comes out, we can see and examine it and put forth our objections if any."