Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said that their party – Republican Party of India – will organise rallies in November in the Northeast to know the problems of the people.
Talking to media persons here, Union Minister Athawale said their party, Republican Party of India, is an ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre and has been working for the rights of the backward classes of India. “We have demanded for reservation of those people whose yearly income is less than Rs 1 lakh,” the minister said.
“Our party organised a meeting in Dibrugarh where the issues related to reservation of the backward class were discussed. Along with the BJP, our party is working for the upliftment of the backward class,” Athawale said. He said in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, their ally BJP will win all the seats in the Northeast.
“In the last Assembly election, they contested from 23 seats in Assam. They are trying to strengthen their party from grassroot level in Assam,” the Union minister added.
Athawale represents Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha.
On August 19, 2017, Athawale appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide reservation to backward classes in the Indian Army.