MAHABUBNAGAR: Andhra Pradesh Gouda Sangham State president and former minister T. Bala Goud said that his community would demand for legitimate share in Assembly and Parliament seats besides share in nominated posts in accordance with the population of the community in the State.


Speaking to media persons here on Saturday he said their caste people constitute two crores of theState’s population. He said that they were demanding exclusion of toddy business from Excise Department and inclusion of it in co-operate department.

He said that State government should implement G.O.No 560 in which it was stated every toddy tapper cooperation society should be allocated at least five acres government land to raise date palms. He also demanded amendments in G.O.No 767 and scrapping of G.O.Nos 1228 and 1229 of Excise Department.

False cases

He alleged that Excise officials were harassing toddy tappers by foisting false cases against them.

Mr. Bala Goud said that they were organising a mammoth ‘Goud Garjana’ at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad on February 22, to press the government to solve their demands. Former MLA Deshini Chinna Mallaiah and Goud Sangham State vice-president Bandi Narsa Goud also spoke. District Gouda Sangham president V. Sharat Goud was also present.