KCR To Take Up Quota Issue With PM
Hyderabad: While the State BJP unit is dead against the enhanced quota for Muslims and STs’ in the State, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is mulling over to seek the support of Prime Minister Modi for implementing it when they meet on April 23.
The Chief Minister will be participating in the NITI- Ayog general council meeting, to be chaired by the Prime Minister, for which he would be leaving for Delhi on April 22.
The CM is planning to brief the PM about the Bill, which was passed by the State Assembly enhancing quota in jobs and education for Muslims from 4% to 12% in accordance with the election promise made by TRS. For STs’ the quota will be increased from 6% to 10%.
However, senior leaders of BJP like Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu vehemently opposed these reservations on the premise that quotas based on religion were unconstitutional.
Along with the issue of reservations, the CM might also take up pending issues like release of more funds for development of BCs, irrigation and other projects, bifurcation related issues like division of the High court and others listed in the 9th and 10th schedule of AP Reorganisation Act etc. Chandrasekhar Rao is will also be meeting Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and others.