CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announces more sops for Backward Classes

In the meeting, he said State will provide reservations to BCs in the lands allotted for entrepreneurs

Published: 04th December 2017 02:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2017 09:23 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao speaking at a meeting with BC MPs, MLAs, MLCs at the Committee Hall in Hyderabad on Sunday | express

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is on a mission to woo weaker sections to his party’s side completely by the next general polls, on Sunday announced some more sops for the welfare of BCs.

The State government will provide reservations to the BCs in the land allotments made to the entrepreneurs by Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC), hereafter, Rao said.

“We are ready to implement more measures for the development of BCs. Let us implement reservations in local bodies. We will provide reservations to the BCs in the lands allotted for the entrepreneurs by TSIIC. Plan schemes, which are needed for BCs. Prepare a report. The report given by you will be treated as an instruction and we will implement it,” Rao told the lawmakers belonging to weaker sections, during the day-long meeting presided over by him at the Assembly premises on Sunday.

During the meeting, which was aimed at introducing more welfare measures for the BCs in order to improve their living standards, Rao said the state government would request the Centre to bring in an Act in Parliament for according reservations to the BCs in all the law-making bodies. He reminded that when Telangana was formed, a resolution to this effect was passed.

He said that all the political parties want reservation for BCs in the legislatures and the State government will put this before the Centre as the State’s demand. He announced that on this issue, an all-party delegation would be taken by him to Delhi to exert pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that a request would also be made to the PM to set up a separate BC Welfare Ministry at the centre and give reservations to the BCs in promotions.

Legislative Council chairman Swamy Goud, Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhanachary, Ministers — Jogu Ramanna, Etela Rajender, T Padma Rao,  T Srinivas Yadav, former union minister B Dattatreya, MPs- K Keshav Rao, D Srinivas, Rapolu Anand Bhaskar, Boora Narasiah Goud, MLAs and MLCs belonging to various parties attended the meeting.

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CM made it clear that his government’s aim is to develop BCs, who constitutes more than half of the population in the state, in all the fields

He said the government will implement any action plan prepared by public representatives from BCs after due consultations in this regard

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