TD govt anti-Dalit, alleges YSRCP

TD govt anti-Dalit, alleges YSRCP
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Ongole MP and YSRCP senior leader YV Subba Reddy said that the TDP government is anti-Dalit and the number of attacks on Dalits has been increased since the party came to power.

Parchuru: Ongole MP and YSRCP senior leader YV Subba Reddy said that the TDP government is anti-Dalit and the number of attacks on Dalits has been increased since the party came to power.

He, along with his party Prakasam district president Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, MLA Adimulapu Suresh and other party leaders inspected the disputed land at Krishnamraju tank at Devarapalli village in Parchuru mandal of Prakasam district on Friday.

The YSRCP leaders visited Dalit colony, tank area and interacted with the farmers. Gottipati Bharat, YSRCP In-Charge of Parchuru Assembly constituency, explained the leaders about the dispute and how the government used police force to take up desilting activities of the tank.

He mentioned that the government itself awarded a portion of the land to the people who underwent family planning operation about 40 years ago and the remaining are cultivating the land for decades. The locals explained to the YSRCP leaders that there are a few houses of upper caste people in the tank area and the MLA is not allowing the authorities to demolish them.

YV Subba Reddy, said, “After learning about the pathetic state of Dalits in the Devarapalli, I have complained to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chairman of National SC Commission Dr Ramsankar Kataria. YSRCP president Jaganmohan Reddy assured you justice and we will fight against the government in courts of law and see you get the same land.”

Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, said, “When we are preparing to visit the village, the police forcefully taken us into custody. Learning about the authorities digging the tank amid tight security, Jaganmohan Reddy asked us to visit you and assure that we will be with you in the fight for justice.”

The Left parties and Dalit Front leaders staged a protest at Parchuru causing disturbance to the traffic for a while. They burnt the effigy of local MLA Eluri Sambasiva Rao and demanded that the government should handover the land of Dalits to them with no strings attached.

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