Hyderabad, June 1 (NSS): The SC Categorisation Joint Action Committee has demanded that the Union government immediately amend the Constitution during the ensuing Parliament session to ensure categorization of Scheduled Castes for availing reservations.

            Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, the JAC representative and president of Maha MRPS, Mr Sunkapaka Devaiah Madiga, lamented that though the State Assembly passed a unanimous resolution on categorization of SCs and forwarded it to the Centre on December 10, 2004, the Union government failed to amend the Constitution so far. In the absence of categorization of SC communities in the State, the Madiga students have lost several lakhs of seats in various courses since the last 20 years in the State, he said and demanded that the Centre and State governments take immediate steps to provide reservations to the Madiga sub-castes in various courses by amending the Constitution..

The JAC representative and MRPS founder-general secretary, Mr P. Krupakar Madiga, alleged that the MRPS president, Mr Manda Krishna Madiga, was working against SC categorization. He also alleged that Mr Krishna Madiga was using the Madiga community for his personal interests. He also alleged that Mr Manda Krishna Madiga was not interested in SC categorization issue. Therefore, he appealed to the Madiga community people to come forward to create an alternative leadership for achievement of SCs categorization.

Mr Krupakar Madiga also warned that the Madiga community would defeat the Congress party in the ensuing Local Body elections if the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, failed to initiate steps for categorization of SCs. He said that they would submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister urging him to pressurize the Union government to amend the Constitution for SC categorization in the monsoon session of Parliament.

Representatives of JAC, Mr P. Venkateswara Rao, Mr G. Gopal Madiga, Mr K. Ramanjaneyulu, Mr R.J. Prakash Madiga and Mr M. Vijay Kumar Madiga were also present. (NSS)



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