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AP Assembly passes resolution seeking reservation for converted Christians

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Andhra Pradesh assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution appealing for providing reservation to the converted Christians as per their initial Scheduled Caste category.

With the resolution, the state government has appealed the central government to consider members of the Scheduled Caste community, who converted to Christianity, as belonging to their original caste only and apply reservations accordingly.

The resolution was introduced by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, and seconded by two Telugu Desam Party (TDP)MLAs.

After BJP MLAs in the house also supported the resolution, it was unanimously passed by the state assembly.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, February 06 2019. 22:40 IST