Hyderabad: A Dalit conclave will be held in the city under the banner of the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi or BRS (earlier known as Telangana Rashtra Samithi). The conclave will welcome Dalit leaders from across the country.
Tamil Nadu Member of Parliament and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) chief Thirumavalavan along with farmer association leaders of other states met Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on the occasion.
On this occasion, CM KCR said that many schemes are being implemented for the development of Dalits in Telangana and it is imperative to implement them all over the country with the same spirit of Telangana.
Speaking on the occasion, Thirumavalavan said that he came to know about the various welfare schemes introduced by the Telangana government for Dalits. The MP appreciated Telangana government for introducing numerous schemes for Dalit empowerment and no state is implementing such huge number of programmes in the country. VCK party chief commended the state government for implementing Dalit Bandhu scheme.
Farmer association leaders from various states, Rakesh Rafiq, Akshay (Odisha), senior journalist Vineet Narayana (Delhi), Samyukta Kisan Morcha leader Gurnam Singh (Haryana), Maharashtra farmer leader Dasharath Sawant and others met CM KCR on this occasion.
The conclave seems to be a part of BRS’ national outreach as KCR hopes to make his presence in national politics.
After months of portraying himself as a national player and touring states to meet anti-BJP leaders, KCR launched BRS on Wednesday. The party was launched after a unanimous resolution was passed by the party’s general body.
JD (S) leader and former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy arrived in Hyderabad on Tuesday night with 20 of his party’s MLAs, as well as two MPs from Tamil Nadu’s Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), including Dalit leader Thirumavalavan.