HYDERABAD: After the TDP government in Andhra Pradesh, declared a historic 5% reservation to Kapus the focus has now shifted on Telangana and the development of BCs in particular. According to the sources, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao seems to have already predicted an agitation from the opposition to this effect and had intelligently conveyed an all-party meeting to discuss on the development of BCs in the state.
The State government of Telangana has already offered increased reservations to Muslims and Girijans, but then there is a big question mark over the development of Backward Castes as many are of the opinion that the fruits of welfare schemes are not being passed on to the right beneficiaries. To review this, KCR has conducted a review meeting with available legislators in the Assembly committee hall in Hyderabad. Legislative council chairman Swamy Goud, Ministers Etela Rajender, Padma Rao, Speaker Madhusudhana Chari, Jogu Ramanna, former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya were among the prominent personalities present at the meeting.
As per reports, the MLAs and MPs present at the meeting suggested the ruling government to consider providing special financial assistance to BC students while establishing 100 Gurukula schools and Degree colleges for BCs. Sources close the developments said that the Chief Minister has responded positively to the demands of the opposition and had assured on amending existing laws if required, for the overall development of Backward Castes.