Visakhapatnam: Madiga Reservations Porata Samaiti (MRPS) national president Manda Krishna Madiga has alleged that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu cheated Madigas by not implementing the promised Scheduled Castes categorisation.
Talking to media persons at Chodavaram near here on Tuesday, he recalled that Mr. Naidu, who is also the TDP president, had given an assurance on SC categorisation before the elections and that he would stand by them.
“But he did not. In our neighbouring Telangana State they adopted a resolution in favour of SC categorisation and sent it for Centre’s approval,” he pointed out, and faulted the ruling TDP for failure to adopt similar resolution in Andhra Pradesh. On the other hand, the government was suppressing Madigas, he alleged.
Mr. Manda Krishna also said that no padayatra could be organised successfully, nor any elections won without the help of Madigas. But after elections, the community was being sidelined, he lamented.