YSRCP asks Govt to spell stand on quota

Press Release

Hyderabad, June 10, 2013: YSR Congress has demanded the Government to spell out its stand categorically on the methodology it is going to adopt vis-à-vis reservations in the ensuing local bodies’ elections.

 “To upkeep the spirit of the PR amendment Bill, and to provide political empowerment to women and weaker sections, the government should first publish the list of reserved seats and call for objections before issuing notification to show its transparency,” party  senior leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters here on Monday.

 There are reports that the government is contemplating to take state as a unit for implementing the reservations which will lead to many irregularities. As the political empowerment of weaker sections and women is the motive of the elections to local bodies and we demand that the State should be transparent and publish the list and call for objections, he said.

 “With assembly in session, that would be a right platform to discuss the method it is going to follow in implementing the reservations and whether it will take sate or district as a unit,” he said.

Government keeping the cards close to its chest on the issue will give rise to suspicion and will add to the confusion and lack of transparency will lead to nepotism and misuse of political power, he said.

 “Without any further delay, the reservation list should be published and the government should make a statement in the Assembly the methodology it is going to adopt to allay fears,” he said.


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