YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that Arya Vysyas have contributed a lot for the development of the State and Potti Sriramulu was instrumental in getting a separate state of Andhra Pradesh from the Composite Madras state.
Addressing a meeting of Arya Vysya community here as part of the Praja Sankalpa Yatra on Sunday, the Leader of Opposition said, ‘it is due to the sacrifices of Potti Sriramulu that we could get a separate identity of our own and we have to respect his martyrdom.
In the days to come, efforts would be made to start Rajanna Canteens on the lines of Amma Canteens in Tamil Nadu and he condemned the harassment of the trading community in the name of GST and other trade related procedures.
The educational institutions and temples being run by the Arya Vysya community should be allowed to be run by their own societies without any interference he said adding that poor students among the Arya Vysyas should also get the benefits of the welfare schemes.
Economic backwardness can be there in any community and all those in need must be able to get the benefits.
The levels of political awareness have been high among Arya Vysyas and their contribution to the state building cannot be ignored, he said.
As announced during the Nandayl by-poll a Corporation would be set up for Arya Vysyas and choultries that are being closed down would be revived, he said.
‘it is not fair to belittle the Arya Vysaya community as they have a good contribution to the nation building from Mahatma Gandhi to Potti Sriramulu,’ he said.