Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam party Chief, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, has asserted that his party would support all programs taken up for solving problems faced by the Dalits and for their welfare.
The Dalit leaders met him here on Monday under the leadership of the SCP, TSP Funds United Action Committee president, Mr Kaki Madhava Rao. The delegation of Dalit leaders has urged Mr Naidu to bring pressure on the government in Parliament and Assembly to ensure that the SC, ST Sub-Plan funds were not diverted.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu told the delegation that during the TDP rule, the SC and ST funds were properly utilized. He said that his government had implemented several programmes for the welfare and development of the Dalits. He also criticized the government for negligently diverting special funds. The former chief minister also assured that his party would support all the programmes taken up by the Joint Action Committee.
The retired IAS officers, Mr T. Gopala Rao, Mr B. Danam, the former MLA, Mr K. Lingaiah, Mr Narra Ravi Kumar and others participated in the programme.