TDP demands quota for women, minorities, BCs in legislatures
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday demanded reservation for women, minorities and backward communities in Parliament and state legislatures.
Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
on Thursday demanded reservation for women, minorities and backward
communities in Parliament and state legislatures.
"We shall fight for political reservation to these
sections in the legislatures. The Centre should immediately
table the Women`s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha as well," TDP
chief N Chandrababu Naidu said.
Addressing party`s three-day annual conference
`Mahanadu` at Gandipet near here, Naidu alleged that the
Congress party, which is ruling the Centre and state, has
become synonymous with corruption.
"The UPA government has failed to perform on all
fronts, particularly in the last one year. Major scandals are
breaking out regularly but the Government has failed to take
action even in one case, be it the IPL scandal or the 2G
spectrum scam," Chandrababu said.
It has also failed to crackdown on the mining mafia
that was plundering national mineral wealth.
The Centre was misusing the CBI to blackmail political
opponents like Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad,
J Jayalalithaa and Sibu Soren to serve its political
interests, he alleged.
Referring to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s recent
statement that he would make way for anyone to the Prime
Minister`s post if the Congress party took a decision to the
effect, Naidu said it was nothing but undermining the nation
as a whole.
"The UPA-2 has achieved nothing significant to
celebrate its first year. The Prime Minister could not even
assert his position," the TDP chief said.
On the affiars in the state he said, "Farmers are
suffering as they are unable to get even the minimum support
price on their produce. Power woes continue to make life
miserable for the people.
"Welfare schemes have been put on the backburner while
not a single irrigation project worth the name has been
completed though the government claimed to have spent over
Rs 50,000 crore on the Jalayagnam programme," he alleged.