KCR Not Serious Over BC Quota In Panchayat Raj Polls: Congre
TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the Telangana CM was not serious about an enhanced quota for the backward classes in the panchayat raj elections.
Hyderabad | 11th July 2018
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was not serious about giving an enhanced quota to the backward classes in the panchayat raj elections.
Reddy said that the Congress had been demanding reservation for the BCs proportionate to their population. He said that the High Court was recently approached by someone who said that the state government was giving only 34% reservation for BCs while their population was much higher in the state, and the court had directed the government to conduct elections only after enumerating the BC voters.
However, instead of feeling ashamed over the decision of the court, KCR was attempting to link the petitioner (Swapna Reddy) with the Congress when they did not even know who she was, and was indulging in a blame game after failing to follow the procedures. KCR did not even call for an all-party meeting on the issue, and arrogantly took one-sided decisions, Reddy claimed.
"Even the new PR Act was passed after suspending all the Congress MLAs from the House. KCR has shown no serious commitment towards the BCs, and after his anti-BC stand got exposed in the court, is now trying to blame the Congress party," he said.
"As the TPCC President, I demand that the BCs be given reservation proportionate to their population," Reddy asserted.
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