Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The controversial remarks on Dalits by the Minister for Marketing Adinarayana Reddy on Independence Day created sensation and protests among Dalit communities across the State.
On Wednesday, apart from Dalit associations, students along with other associations under various political parties staged protests including rasta roko and other modes of agitations.
In Rajamahendravaram, activists of Mala Mahanadu burnt the effigy of the Minister and in Pithapuram, Dalits staged a protest programme taking up a candle rally. In Amalapuram, Bar Association Dalit advocates and some Dalit associations condemned the remarks of the Minister Adinarayana Reddy. Same was the situation prevailed across all the 13 districts of the State.
Meanwhile, YSRCP MLAs demanded the police to register a case under SC/ST Atrocities Act against Adinarayana Reddy. YSRCP MLAs Narayana Swamy, Adimulam Suresh, Sanjeevaiah, Sunil Kumar, Ijaiah former MLA Murali Krishna on Wednesday met the ASP Ravi Prakash and submitted a memorandum.
It may be recalled that the Minsiter Adinarayana Reddy has remarked that ‘Dalits will not study and will not maintain neatness’ that created uproar in Dalit Community.
CPI State committee has demanded immediate suspension of the Minister from the Cabinet. State secretary K.Ramakrishna in a press statement condemned the remarks of the Minister. He reminded that the TDP leaders had boycotted Dalits in Garagaparru, grabbed their lands at Devarapalli in Prakasam district and created discrimination in Dondapadu in Krishna district, he said.
CPI(M) State secretary P.Madhu in a statement on Wednesday demanded an apology from the Minister Adinarayana Reddy.