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Cong to launch programme to reach out to Dalits in Telangana

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

would soon launch a programme to reach out to Dalits in Telangana, the partys state unit presidentN Kumar said here today.

Addressing a meeting of Committee's Scheduled Caste department, heurged the activists to strive for taking the party closer to the community under the programme, named 'Dalitula kosam Congress' (for Dalits).

He asked the party workers to finalise the details of the proposed programme.

The saidDalits and Scheduled Tribes had supported the ruling TRS in the 2014 Assembly elections as the party had made tall promises to them.

But K Chandrasekhar Rao has 'failed' to fulfil the promises, includingmaking a leader as Chief Minister, providing three acres of land to poor families and providing 12 per cent reservation for STs, he alleged.

Congress, the main opposition, would raise the three acres of land and other issues in the Budget session of state beginning March 12, said.

Meanwhile, the (CLP) held a meeting here this evening to discuss its plan of action for the session.

The meeting discussed the possibility of fielding its candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections from the state, sources said.

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

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:10 IST
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