Thursday, March 10, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalits are in favour of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh : Dalit Mahasabha

Dalits are in favour of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh : Dalit Mahasabha

Vijayawada, Mar 3: Dalit Mahasabha General Secretary Katti Padma Rao
claimed that majority of Dalits in Coastal Andhra Pradesh and
Rayalaseema regions are in favour of bifurcation of the state, hoping
that it would provide benefits to them.

Addressing a press conference here, he said Dalits were of the view
that if separate Telangana was carved out, Dalits in the Seemandhra
would have a vast political as well as employment opportunities.

He alleged that some politicians like Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, Lagadapati
Rajgopal and Rayapati Sambasiva Rao were obstructing bifurcation of
state keeping in mind their own industrial benefits.

The Dalit leader said a massive demonstration would be held in Eluru
town in West Godavari district, followed by public meeting on April 24
to demand bifurcation of the state.

He said the Dalit leaders in the state were negotiating with like
minded parties and organisation to mobilize support in favour of
carving out separate Telangana state.

He challenged the leaders who were opposing bifurcation of the state
to have an open debate.

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