Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) on Thursday reiterated that reservations for the sociologically and educationally backward Muslims would get enhanced quota in the state.
After the Cabinet meet on Wednesday, the CM announced the government will give reservations to the economically and educationally backward minorities and Muslims in the state.
Addressing a gathering of Muslim clerics and other members of the community at Pragathi Bhawan in Hyderabad, KCR reiterated, "No one should entertain any doubts over the hike in reservation quota for Muslims. In Tamil Nadu, 69 per cent of reservations are being implemented and in Telangana too enhanced reservations will be implemented."
After the announcement of the reservation for Muslims, the Bhartiya Janta Party has launched a protest inside the state Assembly.
Speaking to India Today, BJP's general secretary Muralidhar Rao made it clear that his party will mobilise people against the decision of Telangana Rastra Samiti government.
"It is pure communalism and a perfect example of vote bank politics. The decision of the state government is unconstitutional and against the Supreme court, as well as law. The motive of TRS government of providing 12 per cent reservation to Muslims is a betrayal of backward class," added Rao.
Meanwhile, on the request of the government, Telangana Assembly Speaker has summoned a special session on April 16.
Before the special Assembly session, the Cabinet will meet on Saturday to discuss the Telangana State Reservation Bill, 2017 and its tabling in the special session.