TD to restore BC reservations to 34 percent: Achannaidu

KAKINADA: Telugu Desam will restore reservations for backward classes to 34 per cent once it comes to power, assured TD state president Kinjarapu Achannaidu while participating in a round table meeting of BCs at Suryakala Mandiram in Kakinada on Saturday.

The TD state president maintained that YSRC government had reduced the reservations for BC from 34 per cent to 24 per cent, apart from doing nothing for the welfare of SCs, STs, Minorities and BCs.

He promised to include all problems related to backward classes in Telugu Desam’s manifesto for the forthcoming assembly elections.

Achannaidu said BC Corporation had ₹200–250 crore surplus funds when TD lost power. YSRC government has diverted all this money. On top of it, it did not sanction even a single rupee to the corporation, he stated.

The TD state president said BCs are the backbone of Telugu Desam. Their party founder N.T. Rama Rao had brought backward classes into limelight, both politically and economically.

The round table meeting passed several resolutions, including a census of the BCs, budget allocation proportionate to the population of backward classes, special ministry for BCs and restoration of BC sub-plan funds as well as increase of BC reservations to 34 per cent.

Former minister Kollu Ravindra presided over the meeting in which TD senior leaders Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, K. Kala Venkatrao, Vanamadi Venkateswara Rao, Chikkala Ramachandra Rao and Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy, apart from CPI leader T. Madhu and CPM leader Duvva Seshu Babji participated.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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