Parties asked to withdraw their lists and give representation to all sections

HYDERABAD: Ten Backward Class organisations, including Andhra Pradesh State BC Welfare Association headed by R. Krishnaiah, on Sunday demanded all political parties to withdraw their lists of candidates and give representation to all sections of people.

At a press conference here, Mr. Krishnaiah and leaders of nine BC organisations sought to justify their demand for withdrawal of candidates’ lists, saying BCs were unhappy with the ‘injustice’ done to them after parties promised to allot more seats to BCs.

They stated that already disgruntled activists of almost all major parties were protesting denial of tickets by staging dharnas/demonstrations and attacking offices. Some were even attempting suicide.

Parties warned

In this scenario, the leaders warned, the situation would turn serious if the parties failed to change the lists of candidates. While advising the protestors not to resort to extreme action of committing suicide, they wanted aspirants to revolt and enter the poll fray as independents.

They warned all parties against neglecting the interests of BCs and said if the trend continued the Congress would be wiped out in the State, as it happened in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Tamil Nadu, with the party candidates even failing to retain deposits.

Leaders of AP BC Youth Association, BC Praja Samiti, AP BC Front, BC Ikya Vedika, BC Sangarshana Samiti, BC Federation, BC Rights Porata Committee, BC Welfare Association and BC Yuva Sena were present.