BCs want Sub-Plan, BC declaration as promised in 2014 elections

Dara Gopi

Amaravati: Speakers at a round table meet organised by the BC Jana Sabha here on Friday asked the State government to introduce sub-plan for the BCs and also announce BC Declaration as promised during the 2014 elections. They blamed the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for going back on the poll promises. The speakers said that the TDP had made 188 promises for the Dalits and BCs during the elections. However, after coming to power, not a single promise was converted into reality, they alleged.

BC Jana Sabha president G Gangadhar said that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu had promised BC Declaration, sub-plan, 50 per cent reservations for BCs and 33.3 per cent reservations for BCs in education and employment. He criticised Chandrababu Naidu for suppressing peoples’ movements in the State after coming to power. He alleged that Chandrababu Naidu was functioning as dictator and was diluting the provisions of the Constitution written by late Dr B R Ambedkar. He called upon the BCs and other sections to fight against the dictatorial policies of the present government and protect their rights.

CPI city secretary Donepudi Shankar alleged that the TDP government had gone back on all its promises. The government was working against the Dalits and BCs in the State, he alleged. He also accused Chandrababu Naidu of instigating social unrest among the BCs and other castes by making false promises on reservation. He alleged that Chandrababu Naidu was responsible for internal fight between Malas and Madigas in the name of reservations. Similar internal fight is now being developed among the sub-castes of the Kapus, he alleged. He took strong exception to the government for not recognising the Rajakas as SCs though over 18 States have already given SC status to them. He found fault with the government for suppressing peoples voices and struggles.

CPI-M leader Ch Babu Rao accused Chandrababu Naidu of betraying people of all sections. He said that the government had started with revenue deficit after bifurcation. However, Chandrababu Naidu was wasting money on his political campaigns.

BC leaders P Veerabrahmam, B Nageswara Rao, Ramamohana Rao, P Sudhakar, A Suneetha, Shaik Rasheed, K Pullarao, P Veeraiah and others were present.

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