Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The Brahmana Organisation of Youth Services (BOYS) on Tuesday announced its support to the political party that fields maximum number of Brahmin candidates in the coming elections. Speaking to presspersons here, organisation president N. Vijaya Bhaskar Rao said, “the party which has more candidates from our community will enjoy our support across the State.”

Major pockets

Referring to the major pockets where the community was concentrated, he said Malkajgiri, Guntur-II and Jadcherla constituencies have a Brahmin population of 65,000, 80,000 and 20,000 respectively. “Parties should at least allot tickets to Brahmin candidates in these areas,” he argued. Only one or two seats were allotted by different political parties which under-represents the community, he said adding the organisation members assured to actively campaign for Brahmin candidates.

Decrying the neglect the community faced in the political sphere over the last few years, Mr. Rao charged most political parties with exploiting their vote bank during elections but neglecting them on coming to power.

“Today many Brahmin families are struggling for two square meals a day and yet the government keeps them out of many benefit schemes,” Mr. Rao lamented.

He also pointed out how the reservation system has ignored the poorer sections among the community thereby putting them at a disadvantage.