‘Many policies were undertaken by urs for welfare of backward communities’
The MPVL chairman, who was at a state-level seminar on ‘Leadership and Movements of Backward Classes in Karnataka’ organised by the department of public administration of University of Mysore at Vijnana Bhavan on Friday, remembered how Urs had extended reservation benefits to backward classes so that they could further their prospects through education and employment.
“Members from the backward classes forayed into political activities as a result. He helped a civic worker contest elections in Bengaluru, thus helping individuals from underprivileged communities become MLAs and ministers,” said Venkatesh.
Pointing to the disparity in representation of women in political offices, he said, “Equality will be established only when women get opportunities in political activities. While there only eight women holding ministerial posts at the Centre, there are only two in the state government. Reservation must be extended to women in the Parliament.”
Director of UPE, University of Mysore, Hemanth Kumar, Professor Dayanand Mane were present.