Kapu, Telaga, Balija and Ontari communities appeal for inclusion in BC list

Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has promised to take steps to expedite a survey on socio-economic backwardness of Kapu, Telaga, Balija and Ontari communities for inclusion in backward classes list.

Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the association representing these communities here on Saturday, Mr. Rosaiah said a scientific study was required to consider their backwardness which obviously took time. However, he said he would try and get the study expedited.

The Chief Minister said he found nothing wrong with caste organisations as they could work for the welfare of poor members.

In fact, they could supplement the poverty alleviation programmes of the government.

The organisations could come to the aid of their members who do not get government assistance.

He added that everything should not be left to the government though it prioritised programmes for the welfare of poor.

He also said he was fully aware of the demand of Kapu, Telaga, Balija and Ontari communities for inclusion in BCs as he represented the government in a bid to end their agitation when K. Vijayabhaskara Reddy was the Chief Minister.

Panchyatraj Minister Botcha Satyanarayana and Rural Development Minister Vatti Vasanth Kumar appealed to Mr. Rosaiah to get the BC status for these communities, as majority of them were poor.

Former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ordered survey on their socio-economic conditions out of sympathy for them, he said.

The association president K. Srihari also spoke on the matter.


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