ANDHRA PRADESH

"Stand on SC categorisation key to Malas' support"

HYDERABAD, FEB. 26. The Mala Mahanadu will support or oppose political parties in the election based on their stand regarding categorisation of the Scheduled Castes effected by the Government.

Stating this at a press conference here on Thursday, the organisation's president, P. V. Rao, voiced opposition to plans by some political parties to reduce representation to Malas under the influence of "bad propaganda" being made by the Madiga community.

Mr Rao said they were organising a "Maha Mala rally" at Rajahmundry on March 6.