Kiran is Dalit Rabandu:YSRCP

Press Release

Hyderabad, April 22, 2013: YSR Congress
Party on Monday described the conferment of ‘Dalit Bandhu’ title on
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy by a few Dalit leaders
at Dalita Sankharavam at Rajahmundry on Sunday as an effort to
appease the Dalit voters. 

Addressing a press meet here, party SC cell
convener N.Surya Prakash said Kiran Kumar is in fact
a Dalit Rabandu and observed he has done nothing for the
welfare of the Dalits after assuming power.  

“What has he done for the welfare of the SCs
and STs to be rewarded with such a title? In our view, he is only
a Dalit Rabandu,” Surya Prakash said, asking the CM to
disclose what he did so far for the emancipation of the Dalits.  

He said most of the Dalits have become
supporters of the YSR Congress Party and a few Dalit leaders led
by Amalapuram Congress MP Harsha Kumar have conferred this
title in an election year aiming to garner Dalit votes. 

“If Kiran Kumar is a Dalit Bandhu,
what about Dr.B.R.Ambedkar and Babu Jagjivan Ram who
had done a lot for the Dalits?” he asked. 

SC, ST Sub-plan Act full of loopholes  

Suryaprakash said the SC, ST sub plan Act is full of
loopholes and only aimed at reducing disparities among
the Dalits themselves and not the economic disparities
between Dalits and the forward castes. 

“The Act also has some ambiguous clauses
giving scope for diversion of SC, ST sub plan funds,” he said, adding it
is unfortunate that the Government has been making tall claims over the
Act while atrocities on Dalits are increasing day by day.  

“The Dalit families of the victims of the
massacre at Lakshmipet of Srikakulam are still going from pillar
to post for justice while Dalit students are committing suicide
unable to pay their college fees,” he said, asking the CM how he can claim to
be a Dalit Bandhu.  

Surya Prakash said while YSR took several
steps for the welfare of the Dalits, Kiran Kumar has only
been making false promises and following the footsteps of TDP chief Chandrababu
Naidu who did nothing for the sake of Dalits. 

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