CM Siddaramaiah admits giving preferential treatment to backward classes, minorities
news Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 05:30
Admitting his governmentâs preferential treatment to the AHINDA (Kannada acronym for minorities, backward classes and Dalits) communities, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said it was to ensure social security to them. The HinduÂ quoted Siddaramaiah as saying âPreferential treatment is given to AHINDA to ensure social justice to the poor by focusing more on social welfare schemes.â Dismissing allegations of protecting only the interests of the AHINDA communities he said it is the State governmentâs responsibility to protect the interests of the disadvantaged from the minority communities and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. He was speaking at âMeet the Pressâ, a press meet organised by the Press Club and Reportersâ Guild of Bengaluru to commemorate Congress Governmentâs two years in office.