Hyderabad: Taking a dig at the release of Rs 10 lakhs by the State government to undertake a survey of Kapu community to include it in the list of BC communities, the BC Mahajana Samithi has warned that it would not tolerate if the State government adopts any policy detrimental to the BCs.
Speaking to the media here on Sunday, the Samithi chairman, Mr Sambasiva Rao, reminded that the earlier governments in the State made futile attempts in 1994, 2004 and 2008 to include the Kapu community in the list of BCs. He said that the latest effort by the Kiran Kumar Reddy government was nothing but an attempt to appease the Praja Rajyam party president, Mr K. Chiranjeevi, who had decided to merge his party with the Congress party. “Earlier in 1963, when the Kapus were included in the BC list, they began to usurp all the benefits to be derived by the legitimate BCs. Rejecting the inclusion, the Supreme Court, the High Court and the National BC Commission had ruled that such acts would be perilous to the very existence of the BCs”, he added.
Ridiculing the State government’s contention that it had mentioned about inclusion of the Kapu community in the BC list in its manifesto, he said that it also assured about fee reimbursement and new BC welfare hostels. Lashing out at the minister, Mr Botcha Satyanarayana, who had said that the death of Vara Laxmi was due to gas stove accident and also said as a member of the Ministerial sub-committee on the fee reimbursements that the State government was suffering from fund crunch to provide fee reimbursements, he said that he along with his family members should quit their posts owning moral responsibility.
Stating that the State government increased the list of total number of castes in the BC list to 135 to gain political mileage at the time of elections, he warned that it should have to pay heavy price if it goes ahead with its plans to undertake the survey of Kapu community and neglect the BCs by not releasing Rs 100 crores for a comprehensive survey of the state of BCs in the State.
The BC Mahajana Samithi leaders, Mr S K Maulana, Mr Chemukula Sudhakar, Mr K Venkata Narayana, Mr P Nagaraju and Mr Mallaiah, were also present. (NSS)