Communist Part of India (CPI) has demanded that the Centre immediately categorize SC reservations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States
CPI national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy has addressed a letter to Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu here on Wednesday. He stated in the letter that the argument of a few other vocal sections of SCs that the categorization will divide the SCs was not valid. The CPI leader said Justice Usha Mehra Commission had recommended that the States may be given the choice on the issue, he reminded saying that the BJP, Congress, TDP, TRS, CPI, CPI(M) had agreed for categorization of SC reservations. Even united Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and later Telangana Legislative Assembly unanimously passed resolutions requesting the Union government to bring necessary amendments for categorization of SCs.
Suravaram also pointed out that the Dalits were fighting relentlessly since two decades on the issue and they were holding a 22-day long dharna before Parliament to bring it to the attention of the nation, he said, and urged the Union Minister to take an initiative and take steps in this regard through NDA government. (NSS)