Telangana govt taking measures for BC welfare

Karne Prabhakar said the State government is taking steps to ensure direct benefit to about 113 BC castes in the State.

By Author  |  Published: 6th Dec 2017  5:14 pmUpdated: 6th Dec 2017  7:26 pm
File Photo: TRS MLC Karne Prabhakar

Hyderabad: TRS spokesperson and MLC Karne Prabhakar on Wednesday stated that the State government was conducting an in-depth study into recommendations made by BC elected representatives from various political parties for development of backward classes (BCs) especially those belonging to most backward classes (MBCs). He said even as the TRS government was taking proactive steps to resolve problems faced by BCs, the Congress and TDP were resorting to vote bank politics in the State.

Speaking to media-persons here, Prabhakar said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao took novel initiative and involved BC public representatives from all political parties to collectively find a solution for resolving problems faced by the backward classes. “But the Opposition parties like Congress and Telugu Desam Parties want to see red in every good intentions of the TRS government. They are interested in only vote banks but not overall development and welfare of BCs especially MBCs,” he said. He pointed out that the State government has established a MBC Finance Corporation within three-years after coming to power as against Congress and TDP which ruled the State for over six decades. He said the State government is taking steps to ensure direct benefit to about 113 BC castes in the State.

The legislator urged the Opposition leaders to stop personal attacks against the Chief Minister and his family besides indulging in constructive criticism. He found fault with former Minister DK Aruna who alleged that KT Rama Rao became Minister without participating in separate statehood movement. He pointed out despite being a Minister, KT Rama Rao had been attending courts hearings regularly for cases filed against him by the then Congress government for actively participating in separate Telangana movement. He urged the Congress leaders to learn lessons from 2014 failures or face the wrath of people again in 2019 general elections.

Further, Prabhakar demanded for an apology from TJAC Chairman professor M Kodandaram for naming the dais after Telangana movement martyr Srikanthachary during his Koluvulakai Kotlata (Fight for Jobs) and allowing Congress and TDP leaders to speak from the dais. He recalled that Srikanthachary committed suicide after Congress and TDP leaders went back on their support for separate statehood struggle.