Hyderabad, April 16: The Telangana Assembly on Sunday passed backward class, SC &ST reservation bill, 2017 and this increased quota for socially and economically backward among Muslims. As per reports, the bill was passed in a special session of the Assembly in which 5 Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs were suspended for protesting in the House. With this implementation, the reservation will shoot beyond 50 per cent and this will exceed the limit set by the Supreme Court of India.Also Read - Mumbai Local Trains Latest Update: Maharashtra BJP to Hold Protest Demanding Resumption of Suburban Services For Vaccinated Passengers
The five suspended BJP MLAs are G Kishan Reddy, K Laxman, Raja Singh, NVSS Prabhakar and Chintala Ramachandra Reddy. Amongst the five, K Laxman vowed to bring out government’s real face before the public. Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, ” We will go to people, fight and teach the Telangana government a lesson. We were suspended on raising questions for the disabled ones as the Chandrashekar Rao government is mum on it.” Also Read - 6 TMC MPs Suspended From Rajya Sabha For The Day For Creating Ruckus Over Pegasus Issue
Kishan Reddy, another suspended MLA of the saffron party said that Telangana Rashtriya Samiti party is in a fear after BJP’s humungous win in Uttar Pradesh elections. He was quoted by Deccan Herald, saying the bill introduced today was as per the election promised of Telangana Rashtriya Samiti which had promised to give 12 per cent of quota to the backward section among the Muslim community.On this, chief minister Chandrashekar Rao stated that it required Central government’s approval but our party had promised in the manifesto. Also Read - 'Thappad se Darr Nahi Lagta', Uddhav Thackeray on BJP MLC’s Remark Against Shiv Sena Bhavan
On April 16, Rao said with 90 per cent of Telangana’s population comprising the BCs, SCs, STs and minorities, the state definitely needed more than 50 per cent reservation, and pointed out that states like Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand were already providing more than 50 per cent quota.
On Friday, regarding this move, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had said that reservation on the basis of religion will lead to the creation of another Pakistan. Naidu, said,”We are not opposing this move, we had opposed this kind of move when Rajasekhara Reddy (late CM of united Andhra Pradesh) and the present CM Chandrababu Naidu also tried to do the same.”