BJP will Implement 10 per cent Reservation for Tribals: Kishan Reddy
Warangal: The BJP in Telangana state has promised that its government will implement a 10 per cent reservation in government jobs, local body elections, education etc for the Adivasis/tribals, based on their population strength.
The assurance was given to them by Union minister and BJP state chief G. Kishan Reddy after offering prayers to the presiding deities Sammakka and Saralamma at Medaram in Mulugu district on Wednesday.
Speaking to the media at the temple premises, Kishan Reddy said Prime Minister Narendar Modi has taken up several developmental initiatives to uplift the tribal and adivasi people present across the country. “Modiji has also taken the initiative for conducting the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Alluri Sitarama Raju and graced a tribal woman with the president post.”
“The presiding deities Sammakka and Saralamma must give strength to Narendra Modi for protecting the traditions and culture of tribal people and taking up further developmental programmes for them,” he wished while offering prayers to the presiding deities.
He thanked the Prime Minister for the establishment of the Central Tribal University in the name of Sammakka and Saralamma in Mulugu district and for releasing '900 crore for the first phase works.
Kishan Reddy said, “The BJP government established a tribal memorial museum at a cost of '34 crore in Hyderabad and a tribal research centre with a fund of '6.5 crore. These are ready for inauguration.”
He added, “For the development of the agency areas, to honour the great personalities from tribal communities and improve tribals’ literacy rate, the BJP government established 17 Ekalavya schools at a cost of '420 crore.”
This apart, the central government also identified the aspirational districts that are lagging behind in terms of development like Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Asifabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, with a fund of '37 crore.”
“Under Swadesh Darshan scheme, the central government created a tribal circuit linking Mulugu- Laknavaram-Thadavai-Damarvai-Malluru-Bogatha waterfalls at a cost of '80 crore along with providing these with basic facilities.”
The Prime Minister has also taken the special initiative for getting UNESCO’s World Heritage status to the historic Sri Rudreshwara Alayam temple in Ramappa of Mulugu district, he said.
Former minister Etala Rajendar, former MPs Mohan Rao, Ravindra Naik and Ramesh Rathod, former MLA Dharma Rao, Chandupatla Prahalad, Errabelli Pradeep, Rao Padma and Rakesh Reddy were among those present.