Hyderabad, Nov 10 (UNI) Senior Congress Leader and Parliament Member G Venkata Swamy today called upon the weaker sections to be united to fight for social justice and remove inequalities in the society.
Participating in a two-day conference on 'Empowerment of Weaker Sections in 60 years of Independent India- an experience of Andhra Pradesh', organised by the Forum for Empowerment of Weaker Sections here, he said the successive governments were not initiating efforts to alleviate poverty in the country.
He said 95 per cent of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward classes were not getting the benefits of the country's wealth. Unity among all the Backward Classes was very important to achieve 'economic revolution'.
Telugu Desam Legislature Party (TDLP) Deputy Leader T Devender Goud said the Backward Classes were not getting the benefits and their due share of the country's wealth as per the Constitution.
He said though the country was developing fast with nine per cent growth, there was no change in the standard of living of the Backward Classes in the country and they were still living below poverty line.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen(AIMIM) leader and Parliament Member Asaduddin Owaisi said all Backward Classes, including minorities, should become politically strong to remove the inequalities in the society and ensure social justice among all the sections.
He said political parties were not giving due share to the Backward Classes in the country and were using them for their vote bank politics. The Backward Classes should come out of 'benami' leadership.