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The Sunday Guardian - - Nation -

The Pun­jab Pradesh Congress Com­mit­tee re­cently re­leased a list of its me­dia pan­el­lists, which is all very well. But what is bizarre is that the list had the caste of the spokes­men listed along with their contact num­bers. For the record, the list of 24 had 11 Jat Sikhs, 4 SCs, 3 OBC, 5 Hin­dus and one Ur­ban Sikh. The last en­try be­ing one Bhag­want Pal Singh Sach­har. Can’t get more bizarre than this, for one thought ar­tic­u­la­tion and per­spec­tive were im­por­tant cri­te­ria and not caste com­po­si­tion. Then again, one lives and learns.

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