C M Ramaiah, president, Karnataka Adidravida Reservation Committee, urged the government to appoint D R Raju, Adidravida Paura Karmika Community leader and Nanjangud town municipality member as the new president of Karnataka Pourakarmika Development Authority.
“There are more than 4 lakh Adidravida community people residing in Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagara and Kodagu. But we lack proper representation at higher levels. It is important that our leader gets a higher position in order to get us recognition in the society,” said Ramaiah.
He also blamed former Mysuru mayor Narayana for not giving the promised recognition to the community. He declared Raju as the new leader of the community.
Ranganna, Sannabora, M Krishna, K Raja, K Nanjappa and others were present at the press meet.