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Tension prevails during BC Commission hearing as MLA R Krishnaiah opposes Muslim reservations, raises slogans

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed during BC Commission hearing on Monday, when MLA and National BC Welfare Association president R Krishnaiah approached BC Commission along with hundreds of supporters. As soon as he entered in the meeting, Commission members moved aside the representatives of the Muslim societies already present there and welcomed R Krishnaiah. Representatives of Muslim societies objected on this behaviour of commission members and demanded to stop VIP treatment. Hearing this, supporters of R Krishnaiah got infuriated and started raising Jai BC slogans and clashed with representatives of Muslim organisations. Pushing and shoving scenes were also witnessed. Commission members had a tough time controlling the situation and they called the police.

Commission president BS Ramulu strongly objected over sloganeering and said demands are not fulfilled in the commission meeting through sloganeering. R. Krishnaiah said although BCs were not against the provision of 12 per cent reservation to Muslims, they want the quota for existing BCs to in proportion to their population or 52 per cent. They want government to provide reservations to Muslims under separate minority category and demand that BC reservation to existing communities in the list should not be tinkered with under any circumstances.

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