Hyderabad: The Congress party has strongly condemned Panchayat Raj Minister K. Tarakarama Rao for his criticism on campaign seeking 12% Muslim quota in the State.
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Tuesday, AICC spokesperson Madhu Yashki Goud and TPCC Chief Spokesperson Dr. Shravan Kumar advised KTR to cross check facts before reacting on Muslim issues. They said that the Congress party did not make a new demand. It just wanted the TRS Government to fulfill its election promise wherein Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao himself had assured to give 12% Muslim quota in just four months of power.
The Congress leaders said instead of being apologetic for not fulfilling the promise even after 22 months, KTR is exhibiting arrogance by criticising Congress party. They said that the TRS Government was not sincere towards welfare of minorities. It did not spend even 50% of allocated budget in 2014-15 and 2015-16. While Shaadi Mubarak scheme was hit with different scams, several departments are unable to function properly due to want to staff. They said the existing staff in organisations like Urdu Academy did not get their salaries on time. Thousands of students belonging to minority communities have been denied Fee Reimbursement.
They challenged KTR for an open debate on the issue of minorities’ welfare. (INN)