Pushing ahead its plan for Scheduled Castes categorization for which the State Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution, Telangana Government today threw the ball into the court of the Centre to take a final call. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today submitted a memorandam to the Prime Minister and urged him to take a favourable decision in the matter.
A memorandum has been submitted to the Prime Minister by the duo in the wake of MRPS staging a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since a few days seeking categorization. They appraised Modi of passing a unanimous resolution in State Assembly for the categorization as all political parties are in favour of it. The Centre is to take a call for the benefit of SCs in the state, they urged Modi. Srihari stated that the Prime Minister after a patient hearing assured of looking into the issue. Since all political parties in Telangana are supporting the categorization, the Centre should take a call to see that a related Bill is passed in Parliament session.
Reacting on this, Modi said that many states are facing reservation problems and the Centre is not going towards reservation for SCs and STs, Srihari said. According to a release, Srihari also said that the Prime Minister, though, promised to look into the matter to ensure that reservations and benefits should reach all. He also appealed to the groups on warpath for categorisation to be united and relent. The State Government is committed towards categorization, he added.(NSS)