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Politics | BJP may nominate a Dalit as deputy speaker

Politics | BJP may nominate a Dalit as deputy speaker
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First Published: Mon, Jun 01 2009. 10 41 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jun 01 2009. 10 41 PM IST
New Delhi: With the ruling Congress party nominating Meira Kumar to the post of Lok Sabha speaker, the first Dalit woman to hold this post, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to follow suit and nominate a candidate from the lower castes to the deputy speaker’s post. “We are considering Karia Munda (member of Parliament from Jharkhand), Shripad Naik (Goa) and Gopinath Munde(Maharashtra) for the post,” said a senior BJP leader.
--Liz Mathew
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Sachar panel proposals to be put on fast track
New Delhi:The recommendations made by the Rajinder Sachar committee set up in 2005, to study and prepare a report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community in India, would now be put on the fast track by the new government, Mint has learnt.
The new government’s main focus would be on setting up of primary schools, especially for girls, in 90 identified minority concentration districts and 338 towns and cities with a substantial population of minorities, including Muslims, an official at the ministry of human resource development, that oversees education, said requesting anonymity.
--Pallavi Singh
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First Published: Mon, Jun 01 2009. 10 41 PM IST
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