A three-day 'Mahanadu' (mega-convention) of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) began in Tirupati on Friday. Party leaders and workers from both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana arrived in large numbers to attend the convention. Chief Minister Chandra Babu said the Government of Andhra Pradesh may soon extend reservation for the poor among upper castes. The state government will conduct a survey, based on report we will have no demurrer to extend reservation benefits to economically-backward among the upper castes,  

Chandra babu said a special sub-plan has been drafted for BC welfare with a budgetary allocation of INR 8,600 Crores this year, benefits worth INR 1,000 Crores to the Kapu community. Goverenment initiated a commission to get Kapus included in the backward classes list and extend reservation benefit. Financial Assistance for Brahmins for self-employment and education. There are poor among other upper classes as well. Govt will conduct a survey to ascertain their economic status. We have no demurrer in providing reservation for them. Chief Minister mentioned about the travails of the state, 'caused by the irrational bifurcation', but did not speak about the special category status that has become a politically controversial issue.
Naidu also said centre is responsible to fulfil all commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act,2014. TDP inaugurated a blood donation camp and a photo exhibition marking the inauguration of 'Mahanadu'. Naidu paid floral tributes to the TDP founder N T Rama Rao on this occasion. The Union and State Ministers, MP's, MLA's, MLC's and a host of other leaders were present at the event.

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