Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that the basic concept of the Constitution is that justice should be meted out to all classes. Madhya Pradesh Government is working with this thinking of the Constitution. Every section in the State should get justice and youth should get employment.
Nath was addressing a thanksgiving ceremony organized by the Dalit Backward Rights Front at Samanvay Bhavan on Tuesday on the decision of giving 27 percent reservation to backward classes.
Nath said that we are not giving reservation to any class but are meting out justice as per the spirit of the Constitution. The Chief Minister said that it is this principle of justice that is binding us together in unity in diversity. Today if any class is deprived of justice, we will be going against the spirit of the Constitution. If we remain connected with justice, the country will continue to progress. He said that the work of connecting the Constitution with justice was done by its maker Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
He said that two powers have united our vast country. One is unity in our diversity and the other is spiritual power. The Chief Minister said that our Constitution is so great that many countries have adopted it. We have to protect the constitution and keep it intact.
He said that the biggest challenge before us is to give work to every young person. This will be possible only when investment comes in the state, industries are set up and economic activities increase. For this, it is necessary to increase the confidence of investors towards the state. The government is constantly making efforts to restore the confidence of the investors. Expressing gratitude to the backward class, the Chief Minister said that the love and faith of this class has strengthened him, it has given him the strength for all-round development of all classes. Remembering former Deputy Chief Minister Subhash Yadav, the Chief Minister said that last time I had told to name the Samanvay Bhavan after Late Subhash Yadav. Today it is a great pleasure to see his name on this building. He said that Yadav and myself were MPs in the year 1980. I shared a strong bond with him. He was always concerned about the backward class society.
Higher Education Minister Jitu Patwari said that today the Cabinet comprises maximum 40 percent Backward Class ministers with significant responsibilities. Shri Nath is giving 27 percent reservation to backward classes according to their population, besides giving full respect and authority in every field. He said that the Chief Minister is taking historical decisions, that too staying away from publicity. He believes only in action. The Chief Minister aims to ensure that that his work brings benefits to the needy.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Kamleshwar Patel and Cottage, Village Industries and New Renewable Energy Minister Harsh Yadav said that by giving 27 percent reservation, the Chief Minister has given a historic gift to the backward classes.