100 Dalit Bandhu beneficiaries in each LS segment planning to contest against Congress 

Dalit Bandhu Sadhana Samithi President Kogila Mahesh and State Convenor Chitti Malla Sammaiah staged a dharna at Gun Park, urging the release of the second installment of Dalit Bandhu funds. They demanded the timely deposit of funds into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Expressing discontent, Mahesh and Sammaiah highlighted the delay in disbursing the second installment of Dalit Bandhu funds, which has persisted for three months since the formation of the new government. They insisted that the upcoming state cabinet meeting on the 12th of this month should address this issue promptly. Specifically, they called for the funds currently held by district collectors to be deposited directly into the accounts of the intended recipients, seeking justice for those awaiting assistance.

Mahesh and Sammaiah emphasized that the protest at Gun Park became necessary due to the government’s lack of response to peaceful initiatives taken at various stages. They urged the new government to make a definitive statement during the upcoming cabinet meeting, advocating for the incorporation of any welfare schemes introduced for Dalits into law. 

Additionally, they warned that if the Congress government fails to respond, Dalit Bandhu beneficiaries may mobilize for action with parliamentary elections as a focal point. In a strong message, they warned that 100 Dalit Bandhu beneficiaries would file nomination from each Lok Sabha segment.