Spell your stand on SC categorisation: Manda Krishna Madiga

Spell your stand on SC categorisation: Manda Krishna Madiga
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Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) president Manda Krishna Madiga has threatened to organise a protest meeting during AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s proposed public meeting in Warangal district this month.

Hanamkonda: Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) president Manda Krishna Madiga has threatened to organise a protest meeting during AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s proposed public meeting in Warangal district this month.

“Rahul should clear his stand on SC categorisation before arriving here. Otherwise, Congress would face the wrath of MRPS workers,” the MRPS leader warned while speaking to presspersons in Hanamkonda on Thursday.

He reminded the protests staged by the Samithi workers during Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s public meeting in Hyderabad in February 2009 for UPA government’s failure to introduce a bill on SC categorisation.

Though Congress leaders in Telangana were supporting the cause, the party MPs and leaders in New Delhi were maintaining silence. Rahul and the party leadership should quit the silence and demand the NDA government to introduce a bill on SC categorisation in Parliament winter session, he stated.

Even as Usha Mehra Commission constituted by UPA government favoured SC categorisation, Congress failed to implement the Commission’s recommendations when it was in ruling. Now being in Opposition, it should make efforts for its implementation, Krishna Madiga noted.

He also found fault with the BJP-led NDA government for its indifference towards the issue. The party leaders in the State and in New Delhi were limited to issuing statements in favour of SC categorisation without any genuine measures to achieve it, he alleged.

The Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, has to fix a date to take an all-party delegation to New Delhi. He should write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his appointment to discuss the issue. The CM should lead the delegation as he promised one year back, the MRPS leader demanded.

He expressed displeasure over the CM’s failure to take the delegation to Delhi and Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari’s failure to pursue the matter. It clearly indicates the TRS’ negligent attitude towards Madiga community, Krishna Madiga noted.

The MRPS workers would lay siege to all district collectorates on November 6, followed by series of agitations. Similarly, ‘Chalo Delhi’ would be staged during the ensuing winter session of the Parliament, he informed.

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