Shabbir Ali slams KCR for spending only 40 per cent of ST Sub-Plan funds
Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir has alleged that even after 32 months of Telangana State formation and installation of KCR Government, the condition of the Scheduled Tribes has deteriorated further.
Addressing the media on Friday along with Ravindra Nayak, former minister; Vamshi Chand Reddy, MLA; and T Rammohan Reddy, MLA; Shabbir Ali alleged that the KCR government only chanted populist slogans and had done very little for the welfare of the STs. Shabbir Ali released a calendar, posters and charter of demands of Girijana Rana Shankaravam to be organized by the Tribal Joint Action Committee of all tribal forums at Nizam College grounds on April 23.
Slamming the Chief Minister for not fulfilling even one promise made on tribal welfare, Shabbir said the Congress will fully back the tribal movement to fulfill their demands and KCR’s poll promises. He also demanded that the tribals should get quota in jobs, education and health care on the ratio of their population and 12% reservation. He also demanded that the State government strictly implement the 2006 Forest Protection Act. He also charged the KCR government with not spending the ST sub-plan budgetary allocations in all the three years. He also charged the TRS government with not honoring the 2015 High Court to implement the Schedule V for tribals. –NSS