Christians demand three Assembly seats

Federation of Telugu Churches claims sizeable community presence in 38-40 seats

November 01, 2018 07:32 am | Updated 08:08 am IST - Hyderabad

A body representing prominent churches, including the Catholic and protestant churches of different denominations, demanded political parties to dedicate at least three constituencies for the Christian community in Telangana. Known members of the community chosen by its members have to be fielded, office-bearers of the Federation of Telugu Churches (FTC) said at a press meet here on Wednesday.

In Secunderabad, Warangal and Karimnagar constituencies, members of the community should be given tickets, the community demanded. It is open to poll tickets from any political party, the members said.

At the media briefing, Fr. Dr. Anthonyraj Thumma, executive secretary of FTC, said, “The community has enough strength that it can play a deciding roll in 38 to 40 constituencies. Though it has such a vital role in the formation of a government, we have not received our due credit”.

Apart from the seats, the FTC also asked for Scheduled Caste status for Dalit Christians.

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