Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and politburo member, Varla Ramaiah has raised concerns about the lack of inclusivity during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Andhra Pradesh. He pointed out that the reception committee for the Prime Minister’s visit to the revered Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy consisted predominantly of individuals from a specific community, sparking questions about the event’s inclusiveness.
Ramaiah emphasized the apparent exclusion of diverse communities in welcoming the Prime Minister. He called upon CM Jagan Mohan Reddy to provide clarification regarding the reasons behind such a selective reception, particularly involving members of the Reddy community. This inclusivity issue was highlighted concerning high-ranking officials like the Chief Secretary, DGP, Collector, and others involved in governing the state. Ramaiah pointedly questioned whether this kind of reception aligns with the ideals of social empowerment that the Chief Minister advocates.
Ramaiah further emphasized the need for inclusivity, questioning whether individuals from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Minorities, and other communities are not entitled to participate in welcoming the Prime Minister. The TDP representative recalled instances where CM Jagan Mohan Reddy had previously emphasized inclusivity, referring to all sections of society, and now highlighted the contradiction in actions.
Moreover, Ramaiah criticized the YSRCP government’s claims of social justice, citing the lack of tangible progress and genuine inclusion in their initiatives. He emphasized the need for real, inclusive social empowerment, stating that the TDP-Jana Sena alliance aims to restore equitable treatment and social justice for all segments of society. Ramaiah also highlighted that the TDP-Jana Sena alliance aims to restore a government that prioritizes social justice and inclusivity for all communities, contrasting it with what he perceives as exclusivity under the current administration.