Reservation of seats for women in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies has been mentioned in the President's Address. We want to induct them in Corporations and Municipalities also. 33 per cent reservation for women should be penetrated and percolated down to Municipal and Corporation areas also.

SHRI SHARAD PAWAR : There is already a Constitution amendment regarding this.

SHRI SUDIP BANDYOPADHYAY : But that has to be enacted by the State Governments.

I would like to mention that work culture is to be introduced everywhere. This slogan and this idea is to be projected from the Central Government to all States because work culture differs from one State to another. Maharashtra has a good work culture; Andhra Pradesh has a good work culture, Delhi has its own work culture; and Bangalore has its own work culture. But in West Bengal we have no work culture as such. It is just

because the party which is ruling the State for the last 23 years has destroyed the work culture system there. So, this is a matter which has to be taken up on priority.

The Central Government should give a slogan to promote and increase the production. The slogan should reach lower levels of society also...(Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: Please do not interrupt him.

SHRI SUDIP BANDYOPADHYAY : A slogan for increase of production should reach the farmers and labourers. This matter should be looked into on priority.

MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: You will have to wind up now.

SHRI SUDIP BANDYOPADHYAY : I am going to conclude, Sir.

So far as the education system of our country is concerned, can you imagine that the Vice-Chancellor of a university just resigned from his post in the city of Calcutta and contested the parliamentary election, got defeated by a margin of 2.5 lakh votes and again joined as the Vice-Chancellor of the same university? Is it proper? Is it the system by which education can proceed in this country? To be more specific, this happened in South Calcutta constituency from where Kumari Mamata Banerjee contested.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University has again joined and the people of West Bengal have strongly condemned it.

I do not want to take the time of the House. On behalf of my party, I convey our thanks to the hon. President for the Address which he had given to both the Houses of Parliament.

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We have already suffered a lot and we do not want to suffer more.

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Our State has been endowed by nature with plentiful resources. More than 15000 mega watts of power can be generated by the optimum use of this endowment, which, in turn, can be used to create an industrial revolution in the State, with the financial and technical support of the Centre.

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the Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan has frozen the share of the State's irrigation potential from the Chenab and Jhelum rivers at the level which was in force in 1947. We neither can use the waters of these rivers to extend our irrigation potential nor make reservoirs for generation of new power project. Our country enjoys the same rights over the waters of Ravi and Sutluj rivers. Our State has thus been deprived of a divine gift for which we are suffering immensely.

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they are part and parcel of Jammu and Kashmir. They are flesh and blood of Kashmir and there can be no Kashmiri civilization without the Kashmiri Pandits.

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unemployment graph which rose alarmingly in the last 7-8 years, has been contained by our Government, to some extent. But to make a decisive dent, we will have to secure our share of jobs from the Central agencies, its public sector and even private sector friends. The Central agencies recruit thousands of young men every year, but our State has got a negligible share out of this quota. We seek that a reserved quota in this behalf be made for ten years for Jammu and Kashmir State so that this problem is, to some extent, solved.

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our State has generally been neglected in industrial sectors by the Centre. The Centre should take note of this fact and see what kind of industries can be started in Jammu and Kashmir and I would request that they should pay immediate attention to this aspect.

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that loans, especially agricultural loans upto Rs.50,000 will be revoked.

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With the result, the people are after the State Government and are saying that the Government of India had already written off the loans.

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Then, constructing of an alternative road has not been thought of till date by the Central Government.

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These things give a wrong signal in Kashmir.

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MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: Shri Ali Mohammad Naik, please conclude now. Shri Amar Roy Pradhan.

... (Interruptions)

SHRI ALI MD. NAIK (ANANTNAG): The people of the State have a vision about restoration of full autonomy which has been promised by the founding fathers of the Republic. We would like to seek credible guarantees for the constitutional arrangements of the State with the Centre, so that the tragedies of the past are not repeated.

SHRI AMAR ROY PRADHAN (COOCHBEHAR): Mr. Deputy-Speaker, Sir, while thanking the hon. President, I would like to say as to what he has stated in his Address. In the first page, he stated that the just concluded parliamentary election was the last of this century.

You, hon. Deputy-Speaker, and other hon. Members have been elected. But I am sorry to say that there is a part of our country which is an Indian enclave. Not only one or two or three persons are living there but there are more than a lakh of Indian citizens. They are surrounded by Bangladesh. They have not been able to take part in this election which is the last one in this century and the first one in the twenty-first century. It is not a small figure. It is shameful for all of us. While the Minister of Home Affairs visited that site, he spoke loudly about its position. He is there for the last 20 months. What has he done for these people? They are living under a rule of jungle. Who is responsible for it? There is no administration. There is no police. There is no defence. There is no panchayat. There is no MLA. There is no hospital. There is not even a primary institute. Who is responsible for it? The Congress Party has also been responsible for that.

For the last 50 years, they have not been able to exercise their franchise. It is a tragic position. Are you speaking of democracy? Is this the democracy? While we have good relations with Bangladesh. We had the bus `yatra'. The Prime Minister was there. Hon. Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Jyoti Basu, and Shrimati Geeta Mukherjee were also there at the time of that bus `yatra'. We have now cordial relations. Even then, why can these people not be allowed?

I am happy that you have had the votes of the Kashmiri Brahmins. They can exercise their franchise. You have made arrangements for them. We have good relations with Bangladesh. Why can you not have it there? Have you tried for that? No. You have never thought of it. You have neglected those two lakh Indian citizens. That is the attitude.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker, I do not know the total population of your area. I think it is much bigger than of that area. Why have they been neglecting it for the last 50 years?

Secondly, there is no reference about the land reforms. It is a matter of shame. We would like to have rural development. How will there be rural development? They are not for that. In the First Five-Year Plan, we have had the land reforms in every State. But I am sorry that even during the regime of the Congress Party, that is, during the Sixth Five-Year Plan, they did not mention anything about the land reforms. You have intentionally avoided that. Those people who are in power today do not like it. They would like to have only the landlords.

In our country, we do not have the land reforms. ... (Interruptions)

SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI : There was Zamindari system in West Bengal. We introduced the Land Reforms Act. We brought the land reforms.

SHRI AMAR ROY PRADHAN : No, no. ... (Interruptions)

SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI : I think, you have forgotten that. ... (Interruptions) You check up from your bigger partner, that is, CPI(M).

SHRI AMAR ROY PRADHAN : There were land reforms in 1955. But you did nothing for that. ... (Interruptions)

SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI : Can you tell me how many acres of land have been distributed uptill now under your regime? Can you quote the figure?


SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI : Have you got the figure.


MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: Shri Dasmunshi, please do not interrupt now.

SHRI AMAR ROY PRADHAN : Surplus land has been distributed. ... (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: We do not have time.

... (Interruptions)

SHRI AMAR ROY PRADHAN : No, no; we are not resigning. We are in support. It is the Government of West Bengal. The hon. Member may say whatever he likes about work culture and all these things. But land culture is there. We have given land to the tiller, that is, land to the landless people. We have distributed it. In this Report, it is the Central Government who have a praise for it. ... (Interruptions) Sorry, the name is `Bannerjee'.

On page 11 of the Address, para 39, it is said:

"We are committed to safeguard the interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and minorities..."

I am speaking mainly for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes people because of the fact that one community here in Delhi may come under Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe but it may not come under Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe in other States. For this purpose, once and again, it was stated in this august House and so far my knowledge goes, every time we raise this issue this way or that way, we were told that a comprehensive Bill would come up. But that has not come up to see the light of the day.

When we are speaking about the North-Eastern Region, particularly, Assam, terrorism is going on always. What happened in Assam? You will be astonished to learn that these tribes like Santhals, Munda, Oraon, etc. throughout the country they are treated as tribals, but if you go to Assam, you will find that they are not the tribals. The tea garden workers who are living there, they are not one or two but they are about 80 lakhs, they are also not treated as tribals.

In the Eighth Lok Sabha, there was a Select Committee and of course, it was headed by me. That Committee gave a recommendation that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of that area should come under this List. The last Government did not come up with a Bill for that and I do not know whether this Government will come up with a Bill or not. But it is a fact that if you would like to develop the areas and stop insurgency in that State, then first of all what you need to do is to recognise all the tribal people as Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution of India. But that has not been done because they have got some fear because the ULFA insurgents are sometimes with the BJP and sometimes with the Congress ... (Interruptions)