Do not politicise quota issue: Botsa snubs BCF chief publicly

Hyderabad, July 01: Reminding him that the matter was pending before the Courts, Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana on Thursday publicly snubbed Telangana Backward Class Forum president E Anjaneya Goud, accusing him of trying to politicise the implementation of 34 percent reservation for BCs in the Local Bodies.

The PCC chief’s rebuff came before media persons at Gandhi Bhavan, when Mr Anjaneya Goud, who had submitted a memorandum to Mr Satyanarayana on the issue earlier, accused Panchayat Raj Minister Jana Reddy of failing to protect the interests of BCs in implementing the reservations for BCs in Local Bodies and sought the Minister’s resignation.

However, Mr Satyanarayana took objections to the remarks by Mr Anjaneya Goud and told the BC leader not to politicise the issue and the case was pending in the court. “The state government will make complete efforts for the implementation of 34 pc reservation to the BCs,” the PCC chief said.

Earlier, Mr Anjaneya Goud had alleged that the advocates deputed by Minister to argue the case before the Court had totally failed to protect the interests of BCs.

Taking a serious note of Mr Anjaneya Goud’s statement, the PCC chief asked him to bring any problems to his notice and not to air it publicly. “You should have highlighted any grievance before me and got it solved amicably, instead of airing your views before the media,” Mr Satyanarayana said.

Responding to Mr Anjaneya Goud’s objection over the Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal’s statement that deletion of Clause 14 F in the Presidential Order 1975 was impossible and sought action, the PCC chief pointed out that the MP had not objected to the demand of deletion of the Clause, but had only stated that it was impossible to do so.

Mr Satyanarayana pointed out that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy was following up the case with the Centre and trying to solve the problem.

Mr Anjaneya Goud’s allegation that the scholarship dues for BCs to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore were pending, Mr Satyanarayana immediately pointed out that only Rs 524 crore was pending release.

He added that this amount too would be cleared by July end.

Mr Satyanrayana also took serious objection to the ‘Jai Telangana’ slogans raised by a section of students in the media hall.