Hyderabad, Feb.7 (NSS): The Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) has demanded that the Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, lead the all-party delegation on Scheduled Castes Classification to New Delhi on February 14 and exert pressure on the Centre to table a Bill on SC Categorisation in Parliament during the ensuing Budget Session.
Addressing a media conference at the MRPS State office here on Monday, the MRPS founder-president, Mr Manda Krishna Madiga, and State president, Mr Yatakula Bhaskar, said that the Chief Minister should lead the all-party delegation to New Delhi on Februay 14 and mount pressure on the Union government to table a Bill on SC Classification in Parliament during its Budget Session commencing from February 21.They also made it clear that they would not welcome if any other minister leading the all-party delegation. Alleging that the Chief Minister was trying to avoid leading the delegation on pretext that he would have to preside over the Cabinet meeting on that day, the MRPS leaders said that if Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy fails to go to New Delhi, it would be clear that he lacks sincerity on the SC categorization issue.
Demanding that the Chief Minister lead the all party delegation to New Delhi, the MRPS leaders called upon the activists to stage dharnas at Collectorates from February to 14. Mr Krishna Madiga also asked the MRPS activists to obstruct the Rachchabanda programme from February 12. The MRPS supremo said that the State executive will meet on February 15 and 16 to chalk out future course of action on the SC Classification issue. He also accused the Major Industries Minister, Dr J Geeta Reddy, of preventing deputy chief minister post to the Madiga minister, Mr Damodar Rajanarasimha.
The MRPS Core Committee members, Mr K C Lakshman, Mr Pilli Manikya Rao, Mr Jannu Ramanaiah, the MRPS southern States convenor, Mr Dandu Veeraiah, and others were present. (NSS)