A public meeting of the backward classes will be held in Nellore on November 23 under the aegis of BC welfare association. The association president R. Krishnaiah stated in a press release that the meeting was convened to protest against reduction in reservation for BCs in local bodies from 34 to 23 per cent. Reservation in promotions for BC employees would also be demanded. Mr. Krishnaiah released the poster brought out for the meeting. –Special Correspondent