AP: BC leader withdraws fast-unto-death protest

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Hyderabad, Jan 27: Andhra Pradesh Backward Class (BC) Welfare Society President R Krishnaiah today announced withdrawal of his fast-unto-death protest following a meeting with the BC ministerial committee.

Speaking to the press here, Mr Krishnaiah claimed the government had accepted the demands, including re-imbursement of fees for students of backward class studying professional courses and construction of 300 Welfare Hostels for girls belonging to the classes in the state.

State Agriculture Minister N Raghuveera Reddy said the government would fill the backlog posts of the BC Community by issuing a notification at the earliest. The allocation for the welfare of the community would also be increased in the next Budget.


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