The BC leader said that he will meet all the Chief Ministers asking them to introduce a reservation bill in their respective Assemblies.

R Krishnaiah meets Puducherry CM asks him to reserve 50 pc seats in Assembly for BCs
news Reservation Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 15:57


Prominent BC community leader and TDP MLA R Krishnaiah has kickstarted his campaign to meet Chief Ministers across India, appealing them to introduce a Bill in their respective Assemblies for 50% to BCs in the House. On Saturday, Krishnaiah met Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy.

Speaking to TNM, Krishnaiah said that he would meet all the Chief Ministers across the country and ask them to take a decision in the Assembly to introduce 50% reservation policy for BCs.

“This is a national level struggle. I will meet all the CMs and ensure that the BC community has fair representation. Only through reservation, the BCs can be elected as leaders; we cannot fight the upper-castes in elections because we don’t have money. We want representation in both Assembly and Parliament,” he said.

He further said that he will intensify his struggle for the cause if he doesn’t get a desired response from the Chief Ministers.

“First we will meet the CMs and ask them to introduce the reservation bill in the Assembly. If they don’t listen, we will intensify our agitation. It will be a national-level agitation,” he said.

Krishnaiah, who is a legislator from LB Nagar, is a popular BC leader who has support of BC organisations in both Andhra and Telangana. As the Telugu Desam Party is losing its presence in Telangana, his followers and supporters have been urging him to float a new party.

He is also not on good terms with TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, after the latter granted 5% reservations to the Kapu community by including them in Backward Castes ‘F’ category in AP, in December last year, despite resistance from the BC community.

This move of leading the struggle at a national level is also seen as an attempt to catapult himself as a ‘mass’ BC leader fighting for the cause of the BCs from the south.

However, the LB Nagar MLA said that he is still contemplating about floating a new party.

“Any meeting I attend, my supporters ask me to float a new party that will uplift the BC community. But I haven’t decided yet,” Krishnaiah said.


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