Sub-Plan: Cong, TDP working for political gain

Press Release

December 3: The ruling Congress and main opposition TDP have been politicising
the dalit and tribal issue and the high drama enacted by the two parties in the
special assembly session convened to pass the SC, ST Sub-Plan Bill 2012 shows
that their concern was more on political gains than on the welfare of the
downtrodden classes, YSR Congress has said.

“If the TDP was
that serious about the categorisation issue, it has shown no floor coordination
and did not take other opposition parties into confidence. It didn't issue a
whip to its MLAs resulting in only a quarter of its strength being present in
the House during voting,” the party leaders Golla Babu Rao, Srinivasulu,
Mareppa and N Surya Prakash told reporters here on Monday.

The Chief Minister
also played his part well in the high voltage drama by announcing the Supreme
Court verdict after the counting process was complete. The categorisation issue
was raised by TDP after having a clear understanding with the ruling party,
they said.

The divisive
politics played by both the parties is aimed at electoral gains, but dalits and
tribals have benefitted most with the YSR welfare schemes and our Party enjoys
their full support, they said adding that the Nodal Agencies brought in by YSR
have functioned very well.

While reiterating
the Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma’s demand to order a probe by a
sitting Judge on the functioning of YSR’s government, they said the Congress
Government has paid no heed to the recommendations of the Planning Commission
and other central agencies while drafting the Bills.

They took strong
objection to the remarks of Revanth Reddy who was pitch-forked to pass such
uncharitable words by TDP and the ruling party as well.

 We have
serious doubts about the Government’s sincerity in implementation of the Bill
as the exercise in entirety seems to be an exercise to gain political mileage
and to score a point. However, the dalits and tribals are strongly behind YSRCP
with the fees reimbursement, aarogyasri, pavala vaddi and other schemes sinking
well in their hearts.

There was a
vicious propaganda to project other parties as being against Madiga community
by bringing in the categorisation issue, but it was during YSR term that the
resolution on the division of A, B, C, D was passed in the House on two
occasions, they said.

Land distribution
to SCs and STs was at its best during YSR term and they are not in a position
to believe Chandrababu Naidu and his repeated lies, they said.

We welcome the
Government decision of increasing mess charges in welfare hostels, they said.


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