BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, while conveying party’s congratulations to the members of the Labhana Community of the state for getting OBC status, said that it was a promise made to these people while election campaigning of 2014 elections and the same stands fulfilled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
Dr. Narinder Singh said that the decision of the Union government for including the Labhana Community in OBC category will provide more opportunities for education and employment, thus proving a boon for them. He said that Labhana Community had been agitating since long for grant of OBC status but the successive governments in the past did nothing in practical and played lip service.
“Our party had gone to seek votes in 2014 from these people with a sole commitment of meeting their long pending and genuine demand and it is indeed a matter of satisfaction for the BJP that its government has fulfilled their demand”, Dr. Narinder said and added that the decision is also the reflection of BJP and its government’s concern for the welfare and development of the weaker sections and the down troddens, who need concessions for their social and economic upliftments. He expressed hope that the Labhana community will be benefitted by the recent decision of the Modi government of including them in OBC category.