Dinesh Aggarwal, while addressing a press conference here today, said the state government in 2003 had put the Gorkha community in the OBC category.
He said under the Central Government guidelines, Brahmin and Thakur communities among Gorkhas were being excluded from the OBC category. Dinesh Aggarwal said the Uttarakhand Government was not bound to follow the Central guidelines. On May 26, the state government issued notification that sub castes under the Gorkha community would get OBC benefits.
He said the country had seen unprecedented rise in inflation ever since the Modi government came to power at the Centre.