The National President of BC Welfare Association, MP R. Krishnaiah, is pressing for significant legislative changes to secure the rights of Backward Classes (BCs) in India. He is urging the central government to introduce the BC bill in the current parliament sessions, proposing a 50% reservation for BCs in legislative assemblies. Krishnaiah is not only advocating for reservations in promotions for BC employees but is also emphasizing the need for reservations for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and BC in the private sector.
This call for action was echoed in a massive protest organized at Jantar Mantar in Delhi by the National BC Welfare Association. The event garnered support from MPs Beda Mastan Rao, Badugula Lingaya Yadav, Congress leader VH, and other prominent figures. Krishnaiah highlighted the swift provision of 10% reservation for economically privileged castes, contrasting it with the prolonged struggle for BCs’ rightful 56% share in the country. He criticized the allocation of resources like sheep, cattle, pigs, and pensions to BCs without granting them a fair share in state power, emphasizing the risk of relegating them to a perpetual state of dependency.
Krishnaiah stressed the potential progress that could be achieved with constitutional reservations for BCs in education, employment, politics, and social spheres. His demands include the removal of the creamy layer in education, employment, and BC reservations, as well as the establishment of a special ministry for backward communities and dedicated schemes for BC development. This impassioned plea seeks to address longstanding disparities and promote comprehensive empowerment for BCs across various domains.