Dalits ask NDA to quit after debacle in elections

Hyderabad, May 14: The Dalit Bahujan Front on Monday demanded the resignation of the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre as it had lost “moral right” to rule the nation after its disastrous performance in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry Assembly polls. It also demanded a separate statehood for Telangana.

The DBF held a conference of its organisers from Telangana districts to discuss various problems facing Dalits and weaker sections. the meeting was presided over by Korivi Vijay Kumar, State coordinator. “The communal NDA has no moral or political right whatsoever to continue in power after the reverses at the hustings”, the conference voiced.

Later, the DBF passed resolutions appealing to Dalits to participate in large numbers in the proposed seminar on “separate Telangana” to be held at Ambedkar Bhavan on May 20. The meeting expressed solidarity to the ongoing Dalit movement against caste discrimination.

Vijay Kumar, in his presidential address, came down heavily on the NDA government for its alleged anti-people policies and appealed to dalits, backward classes and minorities to teach the NDA constituent parties an “unforgettable” lesson.

The conference also discussed issues like severe shortage of drinking water in different parts of the State, increasing atrocities on Dalit women, filling up of backlog SC/ST vacancies and reservations for minorities.

Mahbubnagar district coordinator VZ Wilson, Khammam district coordinator Paladugu Srinivas, Nalgonda district coordinator Vangala Mallesh and Nizamabad coordinator Kammari Gangadhar, also spoke.

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Published on: May 16, 2001
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