Hyderabad: Accusing the Telugu Desam Party of trying to brand Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy as ‘anti-BC’, the YSR Congress Party on Friday said that its president has always advocated the implementation of 34 per cent quota for BCs for political parties.
YSR Congress Party spokesperson Bajireddy Govardhan Reddy told media persons at Sagar Society, the party’s head office, that the statements made by Telugu Desam Party politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu are not only condemnable, they are an attempt to brand Mr Jaganmohan Reddy as anti-BC.
Mr Ramakrishnudu had said that the YSR Congress Party president has no commitment over reservations for Backward Classes in Local Body elections.
Mr Govardhan Reddy pointed out atht Mr Jaganmohan Reddy had blamed the state government of postponing the elections to Local Bodies with an intention to reduce reservation for Backward Class communities.
He further reminded that the YSR Congress Party chief had asked all political parties to implement 34 pc quota for BCs, apart from giving them chance in open category.
Mr Govardhan Reddy appealed to state government to convene an all-party meeting to resolve the issue of reservations for BCs in Panchayat Raj institutions.
He further advised the Telangana elected representatives to submit their resignations over separate statehood demand to the Assembly Speaker instead of issuing threatening statements in New Delhi.
Instead of setting deadlines over Telangana, they can submit their resignations to Speaker, he said.(INN)