Dalit body plumps for smaller States
Express News Service
First Published : 01 Feb 2010 05:01:02 AM IST
Last Updated : 01 Feb 2010 12:19:05 PM IST
HYDERABAD: The All-India Dalit Rights Federation (AIDRF) has extended
its support to the formation of smaller States if they helped achieve
However, speaking at a press conference here in the city, AIDRF
national convener K Anand Rao said that the separate Telangana
movement was dominated by leaders belonging to the upper castes. ``We
are for separate Telangana if it means land for the landless and
education for SC, ST, BC and minorities children.
We would also like to see reservation in the private sector for all
backward classes,'' he said.
Federation State secretary Kancharla Mohan Rao said the ongoing
agitations -- whether for separate Telangana or unified Andhra Pradesh
-- were motivated by the vested interests of the uppercaste leaders.
``We want to see a Telangana where social justice is the objective,''
Mohan Rao said.
In the evening, AIDRF leaders organised a seminar on Formation of
Small States -- Empowerment of SC, ST, BC, Minorities -- Social
Justice. The meeting was attended by Kathi Padma Rao, Boja Tarakam, B
S Ramulu, J B Raju and others.
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