Hyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Sunday launched an all-out attack at the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led government over the resolution passed by Telangana legislature for increasing reservation for Muslims in jobs and education from current four per cent to 12 per cent. Also Read - 130 Crore Indians Are United to Defeat COVID-19, Yet Congress Playing Politics: Amit Shah
Claiming that the BJP is against reservation on the basis of religion, he said, “Telangana CM has proposed 12% reservation for the minorities which isn’t possible without taking away reservation quotas of SCs, STs or OBCs. BJP is against any reservation on the basis of religion and will not allow anyone else to make this happen.” The BJP national president was addressing a rally at Parkala in Warangal district of the poll-bound state. Also Read - ‘Expressing Gratitude to All’: Shah Thanks Paramilitary Forces For Contributing to 'PM CARES' Fund
Asking the TRS to specify whose quota it proposes to cut to provide reservation to minorities, he termed the TRS government’s move as ‘unconstitutional’. He also pointed out that the Supreme Court has fixed a ceiling of 50 per cent on the overall quota while claiming that the BJP would stand as a rock to protect the reservation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes. Also Read - Amit Shah Directs Delhi Top Cop to Take Action After Doctors Evicted From Homes Over COVID-19 Fears
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K Chandrashekhar Rao, during his election speeches, has been targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not giving the nod to hike the quota for Muslims.
The BJP national president, who is on a day-long visit to Telangana to address election rallies, claimed that only his party could provide a government in Telangana which would not be dependent on the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and its leader Asaduddin Owaisi.
Appealing to people to vote for the BJP, Shah said BJP alone could provide a government which could save Telangana and take it forward on the path of development. He also added that the December 7 election would decide the future of the state.
The voting for Telangana Assembly Election 2018 is scheduled for December 7. The counting of votes will be held on December 11 along with four other states – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram.