Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday demanded that the government provide 33 percent reservation for Backward classes in the law making bodies.
Talking media persons after emerging out of meeting convened for empowerment of BCs at NTR Trust Bhavan, Naidu demanded that the government appoint a commission to look into problems being faced by the BCs at the national level. He announced that the TDP would start agitation at the national level to provide 33 percent reservations for BCs in the legislative bodies.
Naidu also demanded that the government should not reduce the 27 percent quota for BCs by providing 4.5 per cent reservation for the minorities. Instead, he said that the minorities should be given separate quota and funds for their empowerment and welfare.
The TDP chief also demanded that the government allot adequate funds in the budget for empowerment of BCs. He took serious note on the inclusion communities in the BCs list without allocating sufficient funds for their welfare and increasing reservation quota. (INN)
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