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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

“State ignoring Madigas’ interests”

TIRUPATI: Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) leader Manda Krishna Madiga has blamed the Congress government in the State of siding with the developed Malas and ignoring the interests of Madigas.

Mr. Manda Krishna reached Tirupati on Tuesday as part of his ‘Dandora Dandayatra’, where he garlanded the statues of Jyotirao Phule and B.R. Ambedkar, before going in a procession in an open top jeep. Addressing the public later, he charged the State government of deliberately ignoring Madigas and pursuing pro-Mala policies. In this regard, he pointed out that the chairperson’s post for all the 13 municipalities reserved for Scheduled Castes had been allotted to the Mala community, meting out a raw deal to the equally-powerful Madigas.

Mr. Manda Krishna accused the government of diverting all the schemes meant for SCs to the Mala community. He also expressed anguish at the Madigas being denied their due share of the development pie.

‘Chalo Tirupati’

He also gave a ‘Chalo Tirupati’ call and urged the members of the BC, SC and ST communities across the State to take part in the ‘Atmagourava parirakshana sabha’, scheduled to be held on September 27 at Indira Grounds here. The meet was being conducted to highlight the atrocities by the Congress leaders against the oppressed caste members belonging to their own party, he said.

He recalled a recent incident when a Congress leader of a dominant caste allegedly attacked the participants at the meeting of the Chittoor District Viswa Brahmana (goldsmith community) Sangham.

While condemning the manhandling of innocent caste leaders, Mr. Manda Krishna charged police officials of trying to shield the accused and help them go scot-free.

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