‘Dalits will benefit from Telangana’

Published - August 29, 2013 11:35 am IST - Bangalore

Telangana Joint Action Committee co-chairman Mallepalli Laxmaiah on Wednesday said Dalits would benefit the most after the formation of Telangana State as the reservation of posts and seats in educational institutions would increase from 6.6 per cent to 9.5 per cent among Scheduled Castes.

Speaking to The Hindu , Mr. Laxmaiah, also founder-president of the Centre for Dalit Studies, said the number of people among the Scheduled Tribes in the two sectors would also see a quantum jump after the Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated. He said this would become possible as there would be focussed development and the leadership among the Dalits would get strengthened. He was here to participate in a dialogue on Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP)-Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) with the media.

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