As the community has a population of nearly 7 lakh, including 2.50 lakh in AP and the remaining fin TS and youth are being deprived of SC reservation benefits in educational institutions, government employment and other eligible sectors in AP, which are otherwise applicable to them in TS.
In mean while the opposition parties are cashing in this context to corner the government in AP. According to S.V. Mohan Reddy, YSRC MLA, “CM N. Chandrababu Naidu had written to the then CM Kiran Kumar Reddy to grant SC status to the community. Mr Naidu had also assured the community of SC status if voted to power during poll campaign.”