Nalgonda: All the 120 Dalit families in Gudiwada village of Kathepally mandal in Nalgonda district joined the TRS on Wednesday, expressing their joy at the implementation of the Telangana Dalit Bandhu scheme by the State government,
The families joined the ruling party in the presence of Nakrekal MLA Chirmarthi Lingaiah at a programme held in the village, raising slogans praising Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, Lingaiah said the Chief Minister was committed to the welfare of Dalits and was focused on their socio-economic development. “The State government set up residential schools for students of SC, ST and minorities with the objective of providing them education which is key for development of any community. The government is also extending Rs 20 lakhs to Dalit students to pursue higher education overseas,” the MLA said.
Stating that Dalit Bandhu would change the lives of SCs in the State, he said the scheme amoung was already deposited in the bank accounts of the Dalit families in Vasalamarri in Yadadri-Bhongir district.
Slamming TPCC president A Revanth Reddy for criticizing the State government on Dalit Bandhu, he said leaders of both Congress and BJP have no moral right to talk about the welfare of Dalits. He pointed out that the two national parties had always considered Dalits as vote bank and never bothered about their welfare.
He exuded confidence that Dalit Bandhu would put an end to the socio-economic inequality faced by Dalits in the State. He urged the Dalits to utilize the welfare schemes taken up by the State government for their development.
Stating that villages had witnessed overall development due to the measures taken up by the State government, he said Palle Prakruthi Vanam, Rythu Vedika, Vaikuntadhamam(grave yard) and dump yard had come up in every village.
He said the rural economy was strengthened due to revival of caste-based professions. In addition to agriculture, the State government had also taken up various schemes for revival of caste-based professions in rural areas.
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