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Digvijay backs Maya's demand for Dalit in Lokpal panel

April 23, 2011 17:00 IST

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday backed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's demand for inclusion of a Dalit representative in the Lokpal drafting committee while Justice Santosh Hegde does not seem to find any merit in it.

"The demand is valid," Singh said when asked about Mayawati's demand. However Hegde, who is a member of the commitee, said, "If you have to have any caste-wise representation, then this committee can never be constituted."

Asked about the issue, Union Minister Salman Khurshid, a member of the joint committee, said, "We should trust the ten members. Let them present their product. We should give them a chance. After the product comes out, we can see and examine it and put forth our objections if any."

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