The MLAs in Mandla have sat on a hunger strike to demand that World Tribal Day be declared a holiday.
World Tribal Day: MLA started hunger strike demanding to declare a holiday on World Tribal Day.
Vidhan Sabha elections are to be held in Madhya Pradesh in 2023, but Congress and BJP have started working on all sections from now on. Especially the Congress is besieging the ruling party by being vocal on the issues related to the ST, SC class. In fact, the monsoon session of MP is starting from August 9 and on this day is World Tribal Day, on which dozens of Congress MLAs have written a letter to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan demanding to declare a holiday. Not only this, MLA Omkar Singh Markam also sat on hunger strike and said that this is an insult to the tribal society. Now the question is, why is the struggle on a holiday on Tribal Day?
Politics has once again intensified on the tribal society in Madhya Pradesh. Actually, 9th August is World Tribal Day and the monsoon session of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly is going to start on this day. Congress MLAs have written a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan demanding that the government declare August 9 as a public holiday. However, so far no positive response has been received from the government, so the Congress is preparing to make this matter a national issue. For this, the Congress has put forward the tribal MLAs of the party.
Struggle on Tribal Day, Why is there a struggle for holiday on Tribal Day?
Congress MLAs have sat on hunger strike at Mandla district headquarters demanding a holiday on World Tribal Day. Earlier this day was a holiday in the district. But it has been cancelled. Due to which tribal organizations have come out on protest. Regarding this issue, the Congress MLA of the district and the MLA of Dindori district have started hunger strike from 10 am. District Congress MLA Dr. Ashok Merskole, Narayan Patta and Shahpura MLA of Dindori district Bhupendra Varkade have started hunger strike in front of Rani Durgavati idol.
Started giving holiday in Kamal Nath government: MLAs say that Kamal Nath government declared a holiday in the state and started organizing it officially as a festival. But the present government has canceled its event, far from the declared holiday for this day.
the Congress has put forward the tribal MLAs of the party.
The Government of MP, in its gazette published on 28 November 2020, had earlier declared a holiday on 9 August, but suddenly on 14 December 2020, this declared holiday was canceled and a new gazette was declared on 26 December 2020. In which the holiday of Tribal Day was not mentioned. The same work was done by the district collector in Mandla district.
On August 4, it was decided to declare a holiday in the meeting of tribal community organizations of the district, then on August 5, it was declared a holiday, but suddenly after two hours, that declared holiday was canceled under the pressure of the BJP government. This act of the BJP government also exposes the more antagonistic mentality towards the tribal community. Due to this act of the BJP government, there is anger among the tribal community organizations and public representatives.
Tribal MLAs of Congress have made their stand clear.
Tribal MLAs of Congress have made their stand clear. Its glimpse will also be visible in the assembly session starting on the occasion of World Tribal Day on 9th August, but this issue is also important for the Congress because in the year 2018, the Congress ended the drought of power with the help of tribal society.
In fact, the Scheduled Tribe population in Madhya Pradesh is 22 percent and because of this population, Congress came to power in the year 2018. In the 2018 elections, out of 47 seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes, Congress got 35 seats. Whereas in the 2013 elections, the Congress got only 15 seats.
Congress should tell what work has their government done for the tribal society?
Obviously, when the Congress was desperate to come to power after 15 years, the tribal section gave them the throne of power by giving them a strong blessing. But the Congress could not digest the power for long. However, Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam does not agree with the allegations of Congress. Rather they say that Congress should tell what work has their government done for the tribal society?
Actually, the door of power in Madhya Pradesh opens only from 82 reserved seats of SC/ST of the state. If we look at the maths also, in the year 2013, BJP got 59 seats from SC ST. Because of these 59 seats, BJP had completed its third term, but in the 2018 elections, SC/ST expressed confidence in Congress instead of BJP. The result was that with the help of these 54 seats and independents, the Congress ended the exile of power. However, this journey of Congress was difficult and finally in 2020, the Congress government collapsed. But the Congress is ready for the 2023 elections. This time also the Congress is hopeful that the mileage that the Dalit tribals get in the fight will definitely take them to the doorstep of power.