Hyderabad: TRS working president and Minister KT Rama Rao reiterated the commitment of the TRS government to support Backward Castes and make efforts for their upliftment in society. He stated that the government was not only implementing various welfare schemes for different BC communities, but the party was also providing them with equal or more opportunities in State politics.
Addressing members of about 40 BC communities’ representatives who extended their support to TRS in GHMC elections on Tuesday, Rama Rao said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao treats all communities equally and had been working with the lone motto of ‘increasing wealth and distributing it among the poor’. “Every white ration card holder from any community, is a beneficiary of the State government’s welfare schemes,” he said. He stated that the BC communities also will benefit from the recent decisions of providing free drinking water upto 20,000 litres per day and 50 per cent waiver of property tax.
The TRS working president pointed out that the TRS had followed social justice and provided representation for BCs in 75 of total 150 divisions of GHMC. He stated that about 85 of 150 seats were given to women candidates. Citing the Chief Minister’s assurance to provide three MLC seats to the members of Padmashali, Nayi Brahmin and Kummari communities, he said that the party will give tickets to those who could fight the elections and also fill nominated posts with other deserving candidates from various communities.
Health Minister Eatala Rajender said while the previous governments have only treated the backward castes as mere vote banks, the Chandrashekhar Rao government made specific efforts for their upliftment and ensured a dignified life in the society. “The Chief Minister took several initiatives for both economical and social upliftment of different communities in the State,” he said. He recalled that while the entire country was gripped in panic during Covid-19 lockdown, the State government continued its welfare schemes for the weaker sections and the elderly persons.
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