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Bangalore: The Karnataka government has withdrawn the controversial order of November 21 seeking to bring about a merger of the Department of Backward Classes with the Department of Social Welfare. The government had also sought to bring the Ambedkar Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Corporation and the Devaraj Urs Backward Classes Corporation under the control of the Department of Social Welfare.
The former Prime Minister and president of the Janata Dal (Secular), H.D. Deve Gowda, had on Tuesday said the decision was an indication of the BJP’s “anti-backward classes and anti-Ambedkar” stand.
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