Telangana delegation to meet PM over SC categorisation

Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IANS) An all party delegation of Telangana led by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on February 6, seeking categorisation of the Scheduled Castes, it was announced here on Friday.

The delegation will urge him to table a bill in the Parliament to facilitate the process

The Chief Minister on Friday wrote a letter inviting all the political parties to be part of the delegation.

State Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi, Bharatiya Janata Party state President K. Laxman, Telugu Desam Party president Ramana, Communist Party of India-Marxist Secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram, and Communist Party of India Secretary Chada Venkatreddy are among the invitees.

Last year, the Chief Minister had met Modi and submitted a memorandum, requesting categorisation of the Schedules Castes to enable judicious distribution of reservation fruits among all SC communities.

He had brought to the notice of the PM that the Telangana assembly unanimously passed a resolution on the issue.

Madiga, one of the SC communities in Telangana, has long been fighting for SC categorisation.