The anti-quota organization SAPAKS (Samanya Pichhra Varga Alpsankhyak Kalyan Samaj) on Sunday declared that they would float a political party on October 2 and contest all the 230 constituencies in the Madhya Pradesh. The anti-reservation dispute, which was raised by SAPAKS in August and September, created a buzz among the upper caste of Madhya Pradesh and also provided a setback to BJP, as upper caste voters are considered as traditional voters of BJP.
SAPAKS leaders during a mega rally in Bhopal along with several other social organizations of state told that outfit will be titled as ‘SAPAKS Party’ and will focus on the agenda of discrimination, based on castes in welfare schemes of the government must end. Around 40,000 people gathered in the rally and criticized union government over restoring the provisions of the SC/ST Act.
The veteran leader of SAPAKS, Hiralal Trivedi, a retired IAS officer, said the organisation was not against any caste or religion and stated that,
“People in the general category had been long making sacrifices, and SC/STs should also make some.”
Another SAPAKS leader K S Tomar stated that political parties had made general category people ‘politically untouchable’ Earlier SAPAKS said that “We have seen many cases of misuse of the SC/ST Act in Madhya Pradesh, so to save the rights of any individual, we are opposing the act”.
During the mega rally, various SAPAKS leaders claimed that even some SCs are supporting the SAPAKS movement because reservation benefits had been monopolized by some people.