Ten per cent quota for minorities sought

CUDDAPAH, NOV. 29. The Communist Party of India(Marxist) district mahasabha resolved to demand the Government to strive for development of the economically and socially minorities by taking steps to implement five per cent reservation, the district Secretariat member, C. Babu, said on Monday.

Briefing newsmen on the resolutions adopted at the two-day mahasabha held here, Mr. Babu sought 10 per cent quota to the minorities in Government welfare schemes. The Government must ensure employment generation of poor, avoid delay in disbursing ex-gratia to farmers who committed suicide, salvage the handloom sector, implement land reforms, higher outlay to Wakf Board and minority development, he said.

The 136 delegates reviewed the party's performance in the last three years in the mahasabha and chalked out future programmes.

The CPI(M) State Secretariat members, M.A. Gafoor and Y. Venkateswara Rao and State Committee member, M. Venkateswarlu, participated, he said.

The district CPI(M) secretary, B. Narayana, was re-elected for a further three-year term. N. Ravisankar Reddy, C. Babu and K. Anjaneyulu were elected district secretariat members and Ch. Chandrasekhar, Y.V. Sivaiah, D. Syam, V.P. Bayyanna, B. Jakraiah and A. Ramamohan as district committee members, he said.

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