Samiti activists stage protest march in support of their demand

Activists of the Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti burnt the effigy of the ruling Congress in protest against its ‘indifferent' attitude to their demand for introduction of a bill in the current Parliament session on micro-classification of SCs for the purpose of reservation.

MRPS State general secretary U. Bramaiah Madiga led a protest march by the activists from the Ambedkar statue in front of the HCM College to the Ambedkar statue near the Collectorate raising slogans against the ruling Congress.

Setting ablaze the effigy of the ruling Congress, the agitators vowed to intensify their agitation seeking an amendment to the Constitution. “We will picket MRO offices all over the State on Monday,” its district president Franklin Madiga said.

Twenty MRPS activists, led by MRPS leader T. Oldsworth, observed relay hunger strike for the 30th day in front of Prakasam Bhavan here. MRPS district general secretary Anand Madiga urged Madiga MPs and MLAs of ruling Congress to prove their commitment to Madigas' welfare by persuading Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to take up the long-pending demand.

Doubting the sincerity of TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu in pursuing their case, MRPS district vice-president T. Babu Madiga said: “We are fed up with both ruling Congress and opposition TDP ,” he added.

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