Thursday, February 16, 2012

[ZESTCaste] KVPS protests against Governor's speech

VIJAYAWADA, February 15, 2012
KVPS protests against Governor's speech
Special Correspondent

Activists of the Kula Vevakshavyathirekha Porata Samithi (KVPS) burnt
an effigy of the State government in front of Raghavaiah Park to
protest against no mention of benefits to SC/STs in the speech made by
Governor E.S.L. Narashiman in the State Assembly.

KVPS secretary G. Nataraj, while addressing the activists after
burning the effigy, said that the SC/ST Component sub-plans that were
proposed nearly 30 years ago were brought under implementation by
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Not mentioning the sub-plan programmes
in his speech was an "insult to the self respect of SCs and STs," Mr
Nataraj said. The compensation being granted to SCs and STs, who have
been subjected to different types of atrocities, has been increased by
150 per cent. Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee SC Department
coordinator Chinta Santa Kumar in a press release here hailed Union
Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik for
increasing the compensation. The compensation to SCs and STs on whom
an atrocity has been committed currently ranged between Rs. 20,000 and
Rs. 2 lakh. This compensation had been increased by 150 per cent, he


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