Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday offered to hold a meeting with all MPs, MLAs and MLCs belonging to backward classes in Telangana State on December 3, to discuss and arrive at a consensus on development and welfare programmes for backward classes. He said that details pertaining to findings of Telangana State Backward Classes Commission also will be presented to the legislators of the most backward classes in the State.
The Chief Minister held similar meeting earlier on implementation of SC-ST sub-plan which received suggestions and objections from legislators paving way for better utilisation of the sub-plan funds for the SCs and STs in the State. The latest meeting on BCs and their issues is likely to be chaired by Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary.
Intervening during the Question Hour in the Assembly on Friday, the Chief Minister pointed out that BCs form more than 50 per cent of the State population and they are priority of the State government in terms of welfare and developmental activities. “Some backward classes are in pathetic conditions than SCs and STs. Though numerous corporations and federations were established by the previous governments for different castes among BCs, no major progress was made all these years. Hence, we urged the BC Commission to identify most backward classes (MBCs) and recommend measures for their development. Now that the legislators want to raise the issue, we want them including those from Opposition parties to participate in the discussion,” he said.