Parkal/Nirmal (Telangana): Recently, Bhartiya Janta Party chief Amit Shah opposed the proposal of the Telangana government and said that the party won’t allow 12% quota to Muslims. Shah also termed the religion-based reservation as unconstitutional.
When the issue came up during campaign rallies at Parkal and Nirmal regarding the upcoming Assembly polls in the State, Amit Shah swiped over Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
“I want to tell Chandrasekhar Rao, the Supreme Court has fixed 50 per cent ceiling (on total reservations). If you want to provide 12 per cent reservation, from whose quota are you going to carve it out: from Dalits, tribals or OBCs. Decide this first,” Shah said.
Shah conveyed that despite knowing that the Supreme Court has fixed 50 per cent ceiling, (on total reservations) Rao promised reservation to the minority community and forwarded the proposal (bill) to the Centre.
Shah added to his statement that BJP is all capable to withstand and protect the reservations of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes. But reservation based on religion is not allowed by our constitution, he said.
While addressing the crowd, he asked the gathering and took their view on whether a religion-based reservation should be given, and said, “You don’t worry. Even if KCR, Congress, TDP, communists, all of them come together, I guarantee that till the BJP government is at the Centre, religion-based reservation will not be given.”
After addressing the crowd he informed them that a bill has been passed by the Telangana legislature as per which a demand of increasing reservations for backward sections in jobs and education of the Muslim community to 12 per cent has been noticed. Earlier the reservation was four percent for the same. The bill is yet to get the Centre’s nod, BJP chief added.
On the other hand, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao participated in a rally which was organized at Shadnagar. While addressing the rally Rao said that they have requested the clearance of bill to Prime Minister Narendra Modi but it has not been cleared yet.