|Lambada Tribal leaders of TDP and Cong participates in rally in Utnoor|
Telugu Desam leaders stole the show of non- tribals who thronged the Utnoor town in Adilabad district on Tuesday demanding the state government to relax the 1/70 Act (A.P Scheduled Areas Land Transfer Regulation 1 of 1970) to enable land transfers to non- tribals and issue pattas to their lands in tribal areas.
Utnoor police had denied the permission to the non- tribals’ meeting citing the possible law and order problem in the area and some tribals opposed the non- tribal meeting.
However, police allowed the non- tribals to gather at a function hall on the city outskirts where non- tribal leaders and TDP and Congress leaders addressed the gathering.
Non- tribals living in 32 tribal mandals of the district have launched an agitation under the banner of Non- Tribals Rights Protection Committee demanding issue pattas to their lands and allowing land transfer between non- tribals and jobs in tribals areas.
Non-tribals participated in the rally raised slogans against the Telangana government.
Participation of former Adilabad MP Ramesh Rathod, defeated MLAs of Boath and Khanapur eats Anil Jadhav and Azmeera Hari Naik of Congress in the event actively and lead the rally in the Utnoor surprising everybody.
TDP senior leaders Boda Janardhan, Pati Subadra, Younus Akbani and Sriram Naik of BJP, non- tribal leader Bharath Waghmare and Kamble Namdev participated in the meeting and extended their support to the agitating non tribal and their demands.
Lambada tribal leaders openly participating in the agitation programmes of non- tribals against the existing Tribal Acts.
In their speeches non- tribal leaders targeted Adilabad MP Godam Nagesh of TRS who defeated Ramesh Rathod in the last elections and held Nagesh responsible for the police denying the permission for their meeting and said non- tribal are not begging the state government but they were demanding for their rights in the agency on par with the tribals as they have been living in the agency area for long time. No ruling party leaders, MLA and Ministers attended the meeting.
Utnoor DSP Venkateshwarlu supervised the situation in the Utnoor till the non- tribals left the Utnoor to their native places.