Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao gave a clarion call to the political parties to join hands for implementing a transparent policy for Dalit empowerment through the Chief Minister’s Dalit Empowerment scheme. Assuring to allocate necessary funds, he called on the parties to take up the responsibility for collective action beyond political lines.
Addressing the All Party meeting on Dalit Empowerment at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday, the Chief Minister said the governments have a crucial role to play in nurturing the society to move forward. Any negligence would ruin the future generations and the rulers will be responsible for the same, he said. “From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the only word mentioned for the most socially and economically backward community in any town, is Dalits. There shall be no sufferings on their part any more,” he said.
Chandrashekhar Rao sought suggestions from all the political parties on the action needed to be taken to empower the Dalit community and instill confidence in them to progress. He declared that the State government was ready to implement an action plan in a phased manner to alleviate the socio-economic hardships of the Dalits.
SC Development Minister Koppula Eeshwar, Congress Legislative Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, BJP leader Mothkupalli Narsimhulu, CPM State secretary Thammineni Veerabhadram, CPI State secretary Chada Venkata Reddy, MIM MLA Syed Ahmed Pasha Qadri, Telangana State SC and ST Commission chairman Errolla Srinivas, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar along with SC legislators, participated in the meeting.