TDP challenges Congress to give one-third seats for BCs

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Hyderabad, Aug 18 (UNI) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party(TDP) today challenged the ruling Congress to allocate Backward Class(BC) community minimum 100 seats in the assembly after the elections.

Addressing a meeting of the party's BCs and Minorities wing, TDP Parliamentary Party leader K Yerran Naidu alleged that no representative from the BC community in the State was included in the Central Cabinet. It was the TDP which introduced 33 per cent reservation for the BCS in local bodies, he added.

Mr Naidu alleged that the State Cabinet's decision to adopt a resolution urging the Centre to provide 33 per cent reservation for BCs was only an attempt to cheat the BCs.

The Congress Government in the State had allocated only 0.5 per cent of the Rs 1,00,000 crore budget for the BCs welfare, he added.

The party meeting would be held for eight days as part of its efforts to prepare for the 2009 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State.

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