TS To Follow TN govt On Quota For Muslims, Says KCR

Hyderabad: Stating that the reservations for Muslims will not be given on the basis of religion, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has made it clear that the reservations for Muslims would be introduced on the lines of Tamil Nadu by conducting special Assembly session within a week.

Replying to the members’ doubts as part of debate on Appropriation Bill here on Monday at Legislative Assembly, KCR said that the State government will not neglect any section of people.

He said that the state will ask the Centre and Supreme Court to accord reservations to the Muslims on the lines of Tamil Nadu.

There was a need to increase the reservations to the BCs and there was a need to take up deep study on it.

Making it clear that the state government will not give reservations on the basis of religion, the CM said that the government will increase the existing reservations’ percentage.  The state government will increase the reservations’ percentage to the tribals and minority people following the assurances given by the TRS in its manifesto.

KCR reiterated that the state was in number one position in terms of welfare. The government was extending financial assistance to the lone woman. The government was providing superfine rice to the students staying in welfare hostels.

The previous governments’ failed to identify the beedi workers in the last 60 years. The state government was giving Rs 1,000 pension for the 3.7 lakh beedi workers. The government will also give pension to 81,000 beedi workers, who were not getting pensions as one of their family members were taking pension already.

The state government has increased the amount Rs 51,000 to Rs 75,000 for the Shadi Mubarak and Kalyana Lakshmi scheme. The government cleared the loans of farmers worth Rs 17,000 crore.

The state government announced double bed room houses scheme only after coming to a conclusion that the condition of the state financial status was good. The government will complete the double bed room houses at any cost. 

COURTESY: NSS

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