Prominent BC (Backward Class) leader and Telangana TDP (Telugu Desam Party) LB Nagar MLA R Krishnaiah after a long gap attended as chief guest at the Andhra Pradesh State BC Welfare Association Politburo meeting held in Tirupathi.
Krishnaiah, speaking to the media after the meeting, alleged that not even one single political party has been working for the welfare of the BCs and so he is thinking of starting a new party for the welfare of the BC community. He said that preparations are on way to fight for the constitutional rights of more than 50 percent BC s in the country.
In this regard they plan to unite all the BC organisations from village level to state level and to organise meetings in every district in the name of BC Gharjana. They also planned to capture every district collectorate on October 22 to act on their demands.
Krishnaiah demanded for constitutional amendments to accommodate 56 percent BC reservation in the political field. He alleged that every party is using BCs for their gain and that they would reject all those parties if they don’t allot seats to BCs according to BC population in the constituency.
Krishnaiah said that a discussion arose of establishing a separate BC political party but that would be decided after further discussions in due time.
Krishnaiah won the Telangana LB Nagar MLA seat on TDP ticket and was campaigning as Chandrababu’s candidate. But with TDP losing its grip in Telangana and Chandrababu keeping Krishnaiah afar, he seems to be making his own plans.