The TDP announced that 100 seats would be earmarked for the BCs.

The TDP will organise ‘BC garjana’ at New Delhi if the Congress fails to respond to the community’s demand for reservations.

Addressing a press conference in Vijayawada, TDP State executive secretary K. Nagul Meera said the Congress did not spell out its stance on BC reservations in local bodies. The court had directed that the reservations should not exceed 50 per cent.

The Congress had reacted to it so far. Though BCs form 50 per cent of the population, they were denied reservations in the elected bodies, he said.

The TDP announced that 100 seats would be earmarked for the BCs. The remaining political parties just followed the footprints of the TDP, Mr. Meera said.

Memorandum

The TDP leader said the party submitted memoranda to the President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, leaders of political parties, and national leaders on reservation for BCs in lawmaking bodies.

The BC Empowerment Committee led by party president N. Chandrababu Naidu met leaders such as Lalu Prasad Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Deve Gowda, apart from the President, Prime Minister, and Vice-President. The 18-points mentioned in the memorandum would be discussed shortly with them, he said.

TDP urban vice-president L. Sairam Prasad Goud, Uurban Cell president Masimukku Srinivas Yadav, and district secretary Gantigampu Venkat were present.

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