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Weavers will get better deal in TD reign: Naidu

RAJAHMUNDRY: Telugu Desam Party chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu has announced that a monthly pension of Rs1,000 will be paid to handloom weavers if his party comes to power in the state in next e

Published: 05th February 2012 05:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:49 PM   |  A+A-

RAJAHMUNDRY: Telugu Desam Party chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu has announced that a monthly pension of Rs1,000 will be paid to handloom weavers if his party comes to power in the state in next elections.

It is Rs 300 more than the monthly pension promised by YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy at the national convention of Devanga community on Friday.

Participating in the convention as a chief guest on Saturday, Naidu reiterated that the TDP was the only party which was really committed to the economic uplift of Backward Classes (BCs), including handloom weavers.

The TDP chief also promised that he would strive for 33 per cent reservation for BCs in the legislatures.

He alleged that Congress government was trying to decrease the quota for BCs to 23 pc from existing 27 pc.

Coming down heavily on the Congress government in the state, Naidu said it failed to safeguard the interests of handloom weavers.



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