Cancel BC ordinance: All parties urge CS

Hyderabad: The all-party delegation today submitted a memorandum against the ordinance for reduction in BC quota for panchayat polls. Congress leader Ponnala Laxmaiah, BJP leader K Laxman, TTDP leader L Ramana, BC Welfare Association president J Srinivas Goud and Kasani Gnaneshwar met Chief Secretary SK Joshi at Secretariat here and demanded immediate withdrawal of the ordinance as it will render loss to the BCs in the panchayat polls.

Talking to the media later, they alleged that the TRS Government was causing injustice to the BCs in the village panchayat polls. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was failing to do justice to BCs by issuing the ordinance followed by Supreme Court order. They informed that the ordinance reduces BC quota from 34 per cent to 22.7 per cent. The all-party urged Joshi to implement Panchayat Raj Act in which 34 per cent reservations was earmarked for backward classes. As per a survey, BC population was put at 52 per cent and the government has to give 50 per cent, including 34 per cent to BCs as per the Panchayat Raj Act. The all-parties will fight against the TRS to face defeat in LS polls.