Hyderabad: While raising demand for caste-based census, Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Thursday said he has done nothing for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) despite being belonged to the same category.
“Modi is the first OBC PM and we were very happy. But what did he do for OBC in 8 years? I was once OBC Convenor. Caste-wise census should be done. Our population percentage has increased. Rajnath Singh in 2008 said that the caste-wise census should be done. Even Nitish Kumar is saying the same and it is being asked in every state that caste-wise census should be done,” he said.
“There are people who don’t have food to eat, if you don’t increase the reservation then how? There is no OBC ministry in the Central government. But Prime Minister doesn’t do anything for the OBC, where the highest population is OBC,” the Congress leader added.
Rao said that the population of Other Backward Classes (OBC) has increased, and recounted the demands for the caste-wise census raised by heads of governments across various states.
The Congress leader said the OBC has often ignored. Owing to which, the party will stage protest on November 12 during the visit of PM Modi to Telangana.
“The Mandal commission was started in 1993, but nobody cares about backward classes. So we will raise our voice. We will protest whenever the PM visits Telangana. Our vote bank is more in the country and we will fight for the caste-wise census,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister will visit Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs. 10,500 crores and Rs. 9500 crores respectively on November 12, officials said.