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Call for appointment of UP Minority Commission head from Sikh community

Lucknow, May 15 (UNI) Chairman of the Data Analytics Department of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee, Captain SJS Makkad, on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to set an example by appointing a Sikh to head the State Minority Commission.
Raising question over why member of just a particularly community always been made chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Minority Commission, Makkad, who also holds UPCC general secretary post said that it is irony of all previous governments that whenever started to hunt for some capable person to head the Minority Commission, they always found just one community member to head the panel when minority also included Sikhs, Christians, Jains etc.
In a letter written to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, Makkad claimed to have demanded that BJP government should set an example by appointing some capable Sikh, having excellent track record to head the Minority Commission this time.
He said that government should give every community a chance to head the panel so that no one feel deprived or step-motherly treatment meted to them.
It may be mentioned that Uttar Pradesh government till now always appoint some Muslim to head the Minority Commission and in the present, as the seat is lying vacant, so the names of only that community going round in the air though Yogi has to make a final call in this regard.
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