BJP Committed to Providing 10% Reservation for Tribals,” Affirms Kishan Reddy:
The Telangana BJP has pledged to implement a 10% reservation for Adivasis (tribals) in government jobs, local body elections, and education based on their population size. Union Minister and BJP State Chief, G. Kishan Reddy, made this commitment after offering prayers to the presiding deities Sammakka and Saralamma in Medaram, Mulugu district.
G.Kishan Reddy, speaking to the media at the temple, emphasized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to uplift tribal and Adivasi communities across the nation, including celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Alluri Sitarama Raju and appointing a tribal woman as a president. He hoped the presiding deities would bless Modi in his mission to preserve tribal traditions and culture and initiate further developmental programs for these communities.
The BJP leader expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for establishing the Central Tribal University in Mulugu district, named after Sammakka and Saralamma, and allocating ₹900 crore for its initial phase. He also mentioned the ₹34 crore tribal memorial museum and a ₹6.5 crore tribal research center established by the BJP government in Hyderabad.
Kishan Reddy highlighted the establishment of 17 Ekalavya schools costing ₹420 crore to promote development in the agency areas, honor tribal luminaries, and enhance tribal literacy rates. The central government also designated aspirational districts such as Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Asifabad, and Bhadradri Kothagudem, providing ₹37 crore for their development.
Furthermore, through the Swadesh Darshan scheme, the central government allocated ₹80 crore to create a tribal circuit linking Mulugu, Laknavaram, Thadavai, Damarvai, Malluru, and Bogatha waterfalls, along with providing essential facilities. The Prime Minister has taken a special initiative to secure UNESCO’s World Heritage status for the historic Sri Rudreshwara Alayam temple in Ramappa, Mulugu district.
Several prominent political figures attended this event, including former minister Etala Rajendar, former MPs Mohan Rao, Ravindra Naik, and Ramesh Rathod, former MLA Dharma Rao, Chandupatla Prahalad, Errabelli Pradeep, Rao Padma, and Rakesh Reddy.