Kiran to issue BC quota order soon

Kiran to issue BC quota order soon
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The notification for reservations of the backward classes will be issued in next 4-5 days, Chief Minister N...

The notification for reservations of the backward classes will be issued in next 4-5 days, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said here on Tuesday. In an informal chat with media, Kiran Kumar Reddy said, government had taken all steps to see that the reservations for the BCs were not less than 34 per cent. He said he was making all-out efforts to see that the rank and file works in unison to win all the local body polls.

Asked to comment how Congress would perform during the panchayat elections, he said he would not like to make any comment on it. "Making any prediction is a difficult issue. The national or state issues do not matter here. Local issues play the major role and that is why I am trying to bring coordination among the party leaders," he said.

Asked if he considers the local body elections as a pre-final to the 2014 general elections, Kiran said, no one can have fixed voters. The voters make up their mind 3-4 months ahead of the polls. Keeping this in view, he said, the government was trying to take all necessary measures to overcome the anti-incumbency factor. He said it was making all-out efforts to reach out to the people and explain to them about various schemes being launched by the government for the benefit of various sections. Kiran said soon many former MLAs would be joining the Congress party. Though some of them had left the party in the past, he said the local leaders were always in touch with them. "Human relations are not cut just because one leaves a party," he said.

Replying to another question, Kiran said that it was a fact that the government lacked effective machinery to implement the SC/ ST Sub Plan and ensure that the targeted Rs 12,251 crore was properly spent. Efforts to strengthen the system were on and the government was taking important departments to begin with. Citing an example, Kiran said that there were just 27 hostels for post- matric ST students and as a result girl students were dropping out of school after class 10. Now the government has sanctioned 300 hostels and this would benefit 70,000 students.

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