Govt working to address issues Dalits face: Suresh Prabhu

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Panaji, Jan 25: In the backdrop of the suicide by dalit student Rohith Vemula at the Hyderabad University, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said the Narendra Modi government has been working on addressing various issues the community faces.

"We (the government) are addressing various issues faced by dalits in the country. We are celebrating 125th birth year of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Prime Minister has formed a committee to commemorate the year," Prabhu said while addressing a gathering organised by the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), in the Vasco town.

Govt to address Dalit issues: Prabhu

"Few days back, dalit youths started Dalit Chamber of Commerce, like the way you have Goa Chamber of Commerce. The Prime Minister inaugurated it. There was a huge crowd at the function," Prabhu said.

"The youths expressed their wish to become entrepreneurs. They wanted to start their own businesses. They were not looking for jobs. This is beginning of a revolution. These people are not asking for jobs. They want to become industrialists," the Minister added.


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