Anti-YS Rajasekhara Reddy campaign gets louder
The chorus that late chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy was anti-dalit picked up further momentum on Friday with Union minister Panabaka Lakshmi and CongressMP Manda Jagannatham branding him as a leader who either did not work for or worked against the interests of the SC and ST communities.
Panabaka Lakshmi, who was in Krishna district on Friday, told the media that the dalits did not get any benefit when YSR was chief minister. In Hyderabad, Nagarkurnool Lok Sabha MP told that the dalit welfare programmes suffered a huge setback during the tenure of YSR. “If one looks at the diversion of funds meant for the welfare of the scheduled castes and tribes, there is no doubt that the late CM was anti-dalit” Jagannatham said. Earlier, minister Kondru Murali had fired the first salvo against YSR by calling the late chief minister as anti-dalit.