Telangana Congress promises proportional quota to BCs

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Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has promised that the Congress is committed to providing reservation to Backward Classes in proportion to their population as and when the party comes to power in the State.

Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy asserted that the Congress alone had the track record of giving due representation to leaders from the BC communities in higher posts in the party and the Government. Social justice was possible only if the Congress came back to power as the party was committed to empower weaker BCs, dalits and other marginalised sections.

The TPCC president was addressing a meeting of the State executive organised here to discuss the party’s ongoing membership drive and the future course of action that should be adopted to raise issues of immediate public importance. The TPCC felicitated former MP Madhu Yashki for being appointed as All India Congress Committee secretary and in-charge of Karnataka affairs.

Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with AICC secretary R.C. Kuntia criticised the TRS Government for not giving key posts to MLAs and leaders haling from the Backward Classes.

claiming that the Government’s focus was on accommodating leaders from a particular community in the plum posts.

“Party leaders from the grass root level should take the membership drive seriously and ensure that the targets set by the party are fulfilled,” Mr. Kuntia said. Once the membership drive was completed, the party would initiate the process of electing committees at various levels.

Thanking the party leadership for appointing him as secretary, Mr. Yashki said while the Congress was working for ensuring social justice at all levels, the BJP Government at the Centre was trying to fuel differences between different sections. TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and others also spoke.

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