HYDERABAD: Backward Classes need to be united to overcome the obstacles in their path for development and break the caste system to make it happen, Janata Dal (U) leader and former Union minister Sharad Yadav has said.
Speaking after inaugurating a new building for the Institute for Empowerment of Backward Classes constructed and dedicated to BCs by TDP MP T Devender Goud at a function held here on Sunday, Yadav said the shackles placed by higher castes had left others backward. “Disunity among BCs in the name of caste has not helped the cause of their development in any sector including politics,” he said and called upon BCs to form a party for themselves. ‘’Let us not remain seat-seekers but become seat-givers,’’ he said.
Congress MP V Hanumanth Rao said years of efforts to give BCs their rightful place had not yielded results. “We were not even able to ensure constitutional powers for the National BC Commission,” he said.
BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya assured to make efforts to ensure constitutional powers for NBC and strive for giving Backward Classes their due. NBC chairman justice V Eswaraiah and former chairman justice MN Rao said that though 27 pc reservation is for BCs, only 8 pc was being given.