Bankers block SC, ST welfare schemes: Kadiam

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today said that his existence was due to Ambedkar who wrote Constitution for SC, STs welfare and all round development of deprived classes. Addressing a third annual national meeting of Andhra Bank SC, ST Employees Welfare Association at RTC Kalyana Mandap here, Srihari attributed the statehood for Telangana to the constitution written by Ambedkar. He took a dig at the Centre for failing to prevent atrocities against the SC and STs across the country. Srihari was critical of the bankers for denying loans to SC and STs.

Although financial fraudsters like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi and others are looting lakhs of crores of people, the Centre yet to take stern action the bankers are simply denying at least Rs 10000 loans to the Dalits and STs in the country Srihari fumed. At least now the bankers association should focus on the issue and help them develop through timely financial assistance he said.

The Dalits seek ordinance on POA and Telangana Government support it he said adding that we need to take it serious on National SC and ST Commission for supporting POA. Due to negligence attitude of the bankers the welfare schemes are not reaching Dalits and STs only adding to the woes of poverty and difficulties he said. Referring of statehood he said that six decades of protracted struggle has succeeded due to necessity of smaller states mentioned in the Ambedkar’s Constitution he reiterated. Srihari further said that Ambedkar wrote Article 3 in the Constitution which paved way for Telangana State in the country. He also stated that Telangana is moving fast on the growth trajectory and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is emulating the ideals and the path shown by Ambedkar and launched a large number of Gurukul institutions in the state.

On one hand the Dalits are growing and developing to some extent and on other hand atrocities are continuing unabated against them he expressed concern. This was due to diluting the atrocities act even as Dalits took the streets against Supreme Court verdict that there is no need of anticipatory bail. (NSS)