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TRS leader working as commission agent of Dalit brothers, alleges Uttam

‘Beneficiaries of dalit brothers and girijan brothers should be selected through gram sabhas’

‘Beneficiaries of dalit brothers and girijan brothers should be selected through gram sabhas’

Congress MP N. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the TRS MLA and his followers have become commission agents for the ‘Dalit Bandhu’ scheme.

He was addressing a press conference at his office in Huzurnagar after holding a meeting with all the sarpanches of Suryapet district on Monday.

During the meeting, the sarpanches demanded that the beneficiaries of Dalit brothers be selected through the Gram Sabha. Similarly, the power to identify the beneficiaries of the proposed Girijan Bandhu scheme should be given to the gram sabhas, he said.

The scheme provides one-time capital assistance of ₹10 lakh per SC household in the form of 100% grant/subsidy to all eligible households to set up suitable income-generating schemes without bank credit linkage.

Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the Dalit Bandhu scheme is benefitting non-Dalit TRS functionaries as compared to members of the Dalit community as they are collecting huge commission. As a result, he said that the poor eligible SC families are either being neglected or forced to pay huge bribes. He alleged that the scheme was not empowering the members of the poor Dalit community, but making TRS leaders rich.

Nalgonda MP said that Gram Panchayats should be actively involved in the identification of eligible beneficiaries. He said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao should seriously investigate the allegations regarding economic empowerment of Dalits.

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