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BJP leaders attend roundtable with Dalit thinkers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

More than 50 social thinkers, bureaucrats, activists and academics of the community today attended a day-long deliberation organised by the Centre for Studies, India Foundation, a statement said.

general secretary Ram Madhav, also a of governors of the think-tank, ICCR and MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, RSS V Bhagaiah, Arjun Meghwal, MPs Udit Raj and Vinod Sonkar and former were among those who took part in the roundtable with thinkers.

"The day witnessed a robust exchange of ideas between Dalit thinkers and leadership of government and the party," the statement said.

It said Dalit entrepreneurs put forth their views on developing business as an alternative mode of empowerment, while academics spoke about ensuring diversity and adequate representation of Dalits in both bar and bench of judiciary.

Some bureaucrats spoke about discriminatory practices within bureaucracy which is "deep seated" and needs to be removed.

Example of schemes like post-matric scholarship and National Fellowship were cited and how these schemes can be updated with contemporary social needs, it said.

met them over lunch at his residence and said he has taken note of suggestions that have come out of the meeting and will share them with Narendra Modi, the statement said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:20 IST