Hyderabad: Telugu Desam MLA and National BC Welfare Association president R. Krishnaiah demanded that the state government increase reservations for BC candidates in the Panchayat Raj elections from 34 per cent to 52.
He told mediapersons that the Samagra Kutu-mba Survey conducted by the state government in 2014 had revealed that the BC population in the state stood at 52 per cent. He said the TRS in its el-ection manifesto assu-red that BC reservations would be increased to 50 per cent.
He said that injustice had been done to BC communities in the last seven decades, and he would not allow this to cotinue. He alleged that the state government was trying to create confusion with regard to the reservations.
Mr Krishnaiah demanded that the state government start BC residential schools immediately.
He said that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and ministers had announced that 119 BC residential schools, one in each constituency, would be started but government had not issued orders for the same....