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SC status in Telangana but not in Andhra Pradesh

SC status in Telangana but not in Andhra Pradesh
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Funny how the caste reservation status works in India. For example if we take Budaga Jangams, they enjoy Scheduled Caste status in Telangana State, but only till they cross the border and enter Andhra Pradesh.

Hyderabad: Funny how the caste reservation status works in India. For example if we take Budaga Jangams, they enjoy Scheduled Caste status in Telangana State, but only till they cross the border and enter Andhra Pradesh.

As a result, their children and educated youth are being deprived of SC reservation benefits in educational institutions, government employment and other eligible sectors in Andhra Pradesh, which are otherwise applicable to them in TS.



However, it has been a case of fluctuating fortunes for the community that. The community is estimated to have a population of nearly 7 lakh, including 2.50 lakh in AP and the remaining in TS.

On the other hand opposition parties are cashing in this context to corner the government in Andhra Pradesh. According to S.V. Mohan Reddy, YSRC MLA, “Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had written to the then CM Kiran Kumar Reddy to grant SC status to the community. Mr Naidu had also assured the community of SC status if voted to power during poll campaign.”

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