Wednesday, February 23, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit Mahasabha State-level conference today

Dalit Mahasabha State-level conference today

Staff Reporter

The conference will be addressed by noted social activists, says Katti Padma Rao

ONGOLE: The Andhra Pradesh Dalit Mahasabha will hold a massive
state-level conference here on Sunday to bring together SCs, STs, BCs
and minorities on a common platform to achieve political power for
themselves in the state.

Dalit Mahasabha founder president Katti Padma Rao told a press
conference here on Saturday that since the formation of Andhra Pradesh
in 1956, only two dominant communities held the post of Chief Minister
all through but for a brief 22-month period when dalit leader
Damodaram Sanjeevaiah held the high office in the 1960's.

He said the conference, which would be addressed by noted social
activists noted baladeer Gadar, was aimed at educating these sections
on the need for achieving political power for them for getting their
due share in the State's resources.

Members from 87 of the 210 BC communities were not elected to the
State legislature even once, he lamented.

Andhra Pradesh Dalit Mahasabha president Chintapalli Guruprasada Rao
and State Organising Secretary Paladugu Vijendra Bahujan were present.

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