Karimnagar: BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister, Gangula Kamalakar said that BC communities were leading a dignified life after the Telangana government led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao came to power in the State.
Earlier, BCs were treated as slaves in united Andhra Pradesh. However, the situation changed after formation of a separate Telangana State. Community people were leading a respectable life in the new State as they were given top priority in various welfare schemes introduced by the government, Minister said while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.
Reacting to BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s comments that the Chief Minister was treating BCs as slaves and BJP would continue agitation till the completion of BC Bhavan in Hyderabad, the Minister came down heavily on BJP chief.
A costly land has been allocated for BC Bhavan in Kokapet of Hyderabad and construction has already started. Similar Bhavans would also be started in other parts of the State in the month of March, he informed.
If BJP leaders Sanjay and Nizamabad MP D Aravind were committed for the welfare of BCs, they should convince the central government to constitute a separate Ministry for BCs. We (TRS MPs and MLAs) are also ready to extend support to BJP leaders.
Kamalakar demanded BJP leaders to take steps to provide reservations to BCs in legislative bodies.
It was the TRS government which was giving top priority for BCs. The Chief Minister has done justice to 17 marginalised backward castes by including them in BC category.
When the Telangana government allocated Rs 9,000 crore to provide scholarships to BC students, the Union government washed its hands by giving a meagre Rs 500 crore.
Karimnagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Y Sunil Rao and others were present.
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