Hyderabad, Apr 11 UNI | 4 months ago

The credit for electing a BC as its State President goes to the Lok Satta Party, which shuns dynastic politics, state Loksatta Party President Katari Srinivasa Rao said today.

This is in sharp contrast to other parties, which promise higher representation to BCs in elected offices on the eve of elections, he said.

While some promise top positions in the party to BCs, some others offer even the post of Chief Minister, Mr Rao added.

Addressing after paying tributes to Jotirao Phule on his birth anniversary at party headquarters here, Mr Rao said the Loksatta alone has institutional arrangements to facilitate those with competence and commitment to rise to any position, irrespective of their caste.

That was why one out of every three candidates it named in the 2009 general elections, was a BC, he claimed.

Of the 45 candidates contesting the Assembly elections at Telangana in 2014, 19 are BCs, six SCs and two STs, he maintained.

Mr Rao pointed out that Loksatta has made education its focus of attention, in tune with Phule's maxim that education alone will enable everyone to lead a life of dignity.

He cautioned people to beware of parties which offer temporary sops and loan waivers to lure votes, instead of talking about providing quality education and healthcare and employment opportunities to all.

(Posted on 11-04-2014)