Geetha Reddy faces caste dilemma

Sat Aug 11 2018 09:51:44 GMT+0530 (IST)

Senior Congress leader and former minister Geetha Reddy is facing a strange predicament.  She is facing caste problem.. Geetha Reddy is an SC candidate, one might say. No... It's not about her. It's about her adopted daughter Meghna.

Geetha Reddy wants to field Megna from Zaheerabad and feels she will have a cakewalk there. But, herein lies the problem. Geetha Reddy is an SC, but her husband is a Reddy. More importantly, Meghna is an adopted daughter. Now, will she get mother's caste or father's caste? This question is troubling Geetha and Meghna. Geetha Reddy feels she will get mother's caste, but her rivals argue that an adopted daughter inherits father's caste. Theya re also planning to approach the court if she fields Meghna from Zaheerabad in Medak district. So, even Geetha Reddy is now seeking legal opinion about her daughter's caste status.

Geetha Reddy is determined to field her from Zaheerabad only. She has also rejected the suggestions that Meghna be fielded from some other constituency. Let's see how things pan out...