Vijayawada

KVPS protests against Governor's speech

Activists of the Kula Vevakshavyathirekha Porata Samithi (KVPS) burnt an effigy of the State government in front of Raghavaiah Park to protest against no mention of benefits to SC/STs in the speech made by Governor E.S.L. Narashiman in the State Assembly.

KVPS secretary G. Nataraj, while addressing the activists after burning the effigy, said that the SC/ST Component sub-plans that were proposed nearly 30 years ago were brought under implementation by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Not mentioning the sub-plan programmes in his speech was an “insult to the self respect of SCs and STs,” Mr Nataraj said. The compensation being granted to SCs and STs, who have been subjected to different types of atrocities, has been increased by 150 per cent. Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee SC Department coordinator Chinta Santa Kumar in a press release here hailed Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik for increasing the compensation. The compensation to SCs and STs on whom an atrocity has been committed currently ranged between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 2 lakh. This compensation had been increased by 150 per cent, he said.

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