Bengaluru: A delegation of mutt chiefs of Dalits and backward communities met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday at his home office (Krishna) and requested him to meet their demands.
The delegation of around 40 chiefs of various mutts was led by Minister for Social Welfare H. Anjaneya. The members of the delegation have appreciated Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s efforts to implement welfare schemes for the benefit of downtrodden despite criticism. They wanted the chief minister to continue his efforts. The have also submitted a memorandum to the chief minister.
Honorary president of the Federation of backward communities and Dalits Purushoththamanandapur Swamiji of Bhageeratha Uppara Gurupeeta, Niranjanapuri Mahaswami of Kaginele Mahasamthana, vice president Krishnayadava Mahaswamiji were present on the occasion. They have submitted a memorandum to the chief minister.
The leaders of the delegation told the chief minister that Dalits and backward class people are facing lot of problems and they were remained backward in politics, education even after the country got the independence. “Siddaramaiah has been making sincere efforts for the welfare of Dalits and backward communities in the state. We want him to focus more on welfare schemes for the downtrodden in society,’’ they said.
They have also appealed to the chief minister to include Uppara community for SC tag, more funds for Uppara Development Corporation, and selecting one person from Uppara community for MLC post, establishment of development corporation for gollara community, SC tag for gollara community, making gollarahattis as revenue villages, establishment of corporation for edigara community and kunchati community.
Later, the leaders had a sumptuous lunch at Social Welfare Minister H. Anjaneya’s residence.