Condemning the arrest of party MLA in Visakhapatnam, YSR Congress Party has demanded that the TDP Government should set up the SC, ST Commission as the sections are deprived of the welfare schemes after Chandrababu Naidu took over the reins of the State.
“We strongly condemn the arrest of our Party MLA Sarveswara Rao, who objected to the display TDP leaders’ photos while observing Adivasi Diwas at Andhra University and expressed concern over not putting up even a single picture of a tribal or Dalit icons,’ party SC Cell President M Nagarjuna told reporters on Tuesday.
When he raised objection for not placing even a single photo of Ambedkar and Adivasi leaders and objected to the display of TDP leaders photos prominently being placed, he was arrested which shows the arrogance of the State and the respect it gives to dalits and adivasis.
“We strongly condemn the arrest. TDP has been adopting anti-Dalit policies as it has passed a GO to carry forward the SC ST Sub-plan funds without spending them for the intended purpose,” he said.
It was YSR who has worked for the welfare of Tribals and have given them pattas but the TDP government has been neglecting the marginalsied sections of the society, he said.