How about Dalit as TTD chairman?
Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) on Tuesday demanded that the
State government appoint a Dalit from the Madiga community to head the
Chairmanship of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which
governs the premier temple of Lord Venkateswara.
MRPS founder Manda Krishna Madiga told the media that the TTD
authorities had to realize that the Dalits were also an integral part
of the Hindutva. "As such, the government should initiate steps to
replace the present Chairman D K Audikesavulu Naidu with a Dalit
member," he said. Naidu's term would be coming to a close next month.
The MRPS leader observed that in case of the State government and the
TTD failed to honor their demand, "we will be forced to conclude that
there is rampant discrimination against the Dalits in the TTD." He
also demanded that all the political parties should make their stand
clear on this issue and come forward to bring pressure on the
government to appoint a Dalit as the TTD Chairman.
He said that the MRPS would soon meet the Chief Minister K Rosaiah and
the Endowments Minister Mr Gade Venkat Reddy in this regard.
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