Hyderabad: The Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (Dandora) here on Saturday threatened to intensify their agitation if the Union government failed to introduce a Bill for Categorisation of Scheduled Castes in the ensuing session of Parliament.
Speaking to mediapersons, the MRPS president, Mr Perupogu Venkateshwara Rao Madiga, has said there was no truth in the recent statement of the Union Minister and AICC State affairs incharge, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, that the State Assembly has to pass a resolution to ensure introduction of separate Telangana Bill in Parliament. If Mr Ghulam’s version was correct, why did the Centre not introduce Categorisation of SCs Bill in Parliament though it was passed twice in the Assembly and got support from all the political parties, he asked.
Mr Venkateshwara Rao Madiga has alleged that while the Mala leaders like the Union minister, Ms Panabaka Lakshmi, and the MPs, Mr J D Seelam and Mr Harsha Kumar, were obstructing introduction of SC Categorisation Bill in Parliament on one side, the Centre was trying to put the issue in cold storage on pretext of Telangana-Samaikyandhra tussle on the other. The MRPS leaders said they would organize hunger strike in Mahbubnagar on August 10, Anantapur on August 15, Vijayawada on August 20 and mammoth “Chalo Hyderabad” in September to exert pressure on the Congress high command and Union government for introduction of SC Bill in the ensuing session of Parliament.
Demanding that the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, take an initiative on the SC Categorisation Bill issue and convince the UPA chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi to introduce the Bill in Parliament, the MRPS leaders warned that the 2014 elections would be the last for the Congress party if it failed to concede the demand of Madigas.
As the SC Categorisation Bill was pending in the Centre’s court, the MRPS demanded that the State government take immediate measures to revive LIDCAP for the benefit of one-crore cobblers in the State and set up exclusive finance corporation for Madigas. They also demanded that the government distribute three acres land for each Madiga family and take steps to construct Madiga Bhavans in Hyderabad, Anantapur and Vijayawada.
Pointing out that the Union government has come down on bended knees following hunger strike by Anna Hazare to root out corruption in the country, the Dandora leaders ridiculed and questioned secrecy behind Mr Manda Krishna Madiga withdrawing his fast 10 times in 17 years even as the government failed to give an assurance to concede the Madiga demands. Alleging that the SC Categorisation issue was in cold storage in the past 17 years as Mr Krishna Madiga was sold away to the political parties, the Dandora leaders appealed to the Madigas in the State to come out of Mr Krishna Madiga’s clutches if they sincerely wanted their development in all sectors.
HARISH RAO ARREST DEMANDED
The MRPS Dandora leaders also condemned the brutal assault on a Dalait official of AP Bhavan, Mr K Chander Rao, by the TRS leader, Mr T Harish Rao, recently and demanded his immediate arrest and prosecution.
The MRPS State committee also appointed the following as district unit presidents. Mr Nayakanti China Venkateshwarlu Madiga as Kurnool district MRPS president and Mr Gollapalli Salman Raju Madiga as vice-president; Mr Sesham Amos as Krishna district president; Mr Balankula Raju Madiga as East Godavari district unit president; Mr Pallepogu Srinivasulu Madiga as Mahbubnagar district unit president; Mr Soupati Shyam Kumar Madiga as Guntur district president; Mr Gaddala Koteshwar Rao Madiga as Khammam district president and so on.