It is the govt’s design to end tribal community, alleges Pichad


Nashik: Currently, a process is on to scrap Pandit Din Dayal scheme, DBT, reservation in job promotions and laws for tribals. Government is planning to end tribal community with implementation of various fake and useless schemes, alleged former Tribal Development Minister Madhukar Pichad. He advised tribal youths to fight unitedly against fake tribals.

A programme was organised by All India Tribal Development Council at Parshuram Saykhedkar auditorium to mark World Tribal Day. Pichad was speaking as chief guest.

Former Education Minister Vasant Purke, retired Additional Chief Secretary P S Meena, IAS officer Dr. Yogesh Bharsat, former MLA Shivram Zole, Hiraman Khoskar, corporator Chandrakant Khade, Gopala Lahange, ZP members, Panchayat Samiti members and office bearers of various organisations were present.

Marking the World Tribal Day, Madhukar Pichad criticised the government. He said, “Government is planning to grab lands by scrapping laws for protection of tribals’ lands. It is implementing useless schemes like DBT and closing primary schools. The time has come to fight against this. Fake tribals are encroaching on jobs meant for our community youths. If government continues injustice against us, this tribal will not keep quiet and will protest this. A ‘go back’ drive will be implemented against those doing injustice,” he warned.

“Today is World Tribal Day. Though number of tribals is higher in north Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathwada, the programme to mark the day being organised at Pune is a thing to lament,” Pichad stated. Former Minister Vasant Purke provided his guidance in his typical style. Tribal students cannot achieve development without education. Learn to love yourself and come forward to fight unitedly against injustice, he urged.