NEW DELHI: BJP member Sanjay Paswan is leading the pack to be the chairman of the National Commission for Schedule Castes, a post coveted by many in the ruling camp. Sources said the Dalit leader from Bihar is being considered seriously to lead the panel, which has not been constituted since the term of the earlier set of office bearers expired four months ago.
Paswan was a minister in the Vajpayee government and has also held the post of chairman of the BJPs SC cell. Presently, he is an MLC in Bihar.
There appears to be a sudden urgency in the Union government to reconstitute the commission with a chairman, vice chairman and four members in the wake of the Hathras rape-murder which has brought the vacancy of the constitutional panel in public eye. As reported by TOI, besides NCSC, the national commission for scheduled triRead More – Source