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MRPS sets deadline for categorisation

By Our Staff Reporter

CUDDAPAH, NOV. 17. The MRPS founder president, Manda Krishna Madiga, on Wednesday served an ultimatum on the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, to ensure a Parliamentary enactment or Constitutional Amendment restoring micro-classification of the Scheduled Castes by December 10.

Mr. Krishna Madiga told a press conference that the Madigas of Balapanur village, Pulivendula constituency would take out rallies in Hyderabad from December 7 to 9 and submit memoranda to the Chief Minister. If the Government did not initiate action to ensure micro-classification by then, the Madiga Students Federation would stage a `Chalo Assembly' on December 13, he added.

Plea to top leaders

The MRPS would continue to send memoranda to Dr. Reddy till December 10, he said and warned that that the Government would face the ire of the Madigas if it did not act. He urged the Chief Minister to persuade the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the AICC president, Sonia Gandhi, and bring out an enactment on the lines suggested by the Supreme Court. All the Collectorates in the State would be picketed on December 17, he said.

Lamenting that the SC classification issue was not discussed at yesterday's Cabinet meeting, he decried Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy's "silence.'' Seventy lakh Madigas were eagerly awaiting a positive response from the Government, he said.

The MRPS leader said the Mala Mahanadu had no right to oppose SC classification.

The MRPS State president, Dandu Veeraiah, the vice-president, K.C. Lakshmaiah, the general secretary, S. Ramanjaneyulu, and the district president, S. Raja Madiga, also participated.

Mala Mahanadu stir

Our Hyderabad Staff Reporter adds: Responding to the call given by the Mala Mahanadu, hundreds of activists staged a dharna in front of the Collectorates across the State on Wednesday demanding that the Government to scrap the GO, which allows sub-classification of the Scheduled Castes.

In wake of the Supreme Court verdict, which struck down sub-classification of the SCs, the Mala Mahanadu gave a call to the district units to stage a demonstration at the Collectorate to pressure the Government.

In the State capital, the Mala Mahanadu president, P.V. Rao, led the protest in front of the Ranga Reddy Collectorate, jointly organised jointly by the twin cities and Ranga Reddy district committees. A memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister was submitted through the Ranga Reddy Collector, L. Premachandra Reddy.

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