Naidu is planning a two-day tour to the national capital to raise the issue of negligent attitude of the State government towards the BCs.
After creating a scramble among political parties in the State by announcing an exclusive declaration for the Backward Class community, the main opposition, TDP has now turned its focus to the national level. The party is planning to cash in on the BC issue by raising it in New Delhi and gather support for its proposed declaration for Backward Classes, who constitute about 50 per cent of the total population in Andhra Pradesh.
In order to achieve its aim, party president Chandrababu Naidu is visiting the national capital on a two-day tour on September 5 and 6. The main objective of this tour is to meet the heads of political parties like CPM, CPI, Samajwadi party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Janata Dal and seek their support in their fight to empower the BC Community.
During his two day visit, Naidu is likely to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to request him to constitute a separate ministry for backward classes. Commenting on the issue, TDP senior leader L Ramana told Postnoon that it was the Telugu Desam which has always fought for the rights of BCs since its inception in 1982. Stressing on the need for providing more representation for the BCs, he said that the party had come up with a declaration exclusively meant for them. He alleged that BCs and their welfare schemes have been grossly neglected during the rule of Congress-led State government.
“I can proudly say that our party had always supported the development of BCs in the State. We initiated a lot of schemes for them during our tenure. But there is a strong to need to provide more representation for the community as they constitute 50 per cent of our population. Our declaration is a step towards achieving this goal,” he said.