Leader of Opposition in Telangana legislative council Mohammed Ali Shabbir in a press statement issued today said that the Telangana government was once again making a mockery of reservations in jobs and education for Muslims and Tribals and deceiving the gullible backward communities again and again
The leader of opposition today castigated the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his recalcitrant, and flippant approach to the serious and life- death issue of reservations for Muslim minorities and Tribals .Even after two years of being in power the TRS government had failed to take any sincere and positive steps to provide justifiable and adequate reservations for Muslims and Tribals in education and jobs to trigger their all-round social and economic growth . ‘ Quota for Muslims and Tribals is kept in the top priority list the election manifesto , but not addressed by KCR till now “ he lamented .
He said just passing of resolutions will not help the cause of minorities and the hardships of the Muslims and Tribals continued since independence of the country without proper protection and incentives in education and jobs. ‘Any hasty steps would also endanger the existing quota of 4% provided for the Minorities in the state of Telangana ;, he cautioned .
He said the CM K Chandrasekhar Rao made empty promises of fulfilling this demand within 100 days and all that he has done was only to set up few more committees and once send again pass similar resolutions in Legislature and forward the same to Centre and wash off his hands . He was commenting on the reported review of the recommendations by the SC (Sudhir) and ST( Chellappa)commissions on the long pending demands of the SC/ST for hike in quota by the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recently .
Shabbir Ali said that the CM Should know that there are number of resolution passed at assembly which are pending with union government such as SC Vargikarana and political Reservation to women and also about the 7 mandals of Bhadrachalam submerge in the Polavaram Project.
He said the committees headed by Retd bureaucrats Sudhir and Chellappahad been advised to suggest d 9-12% quota for Muslims and 12 % for Tribals both of which could face legal and constitutional hurdles .The C.M should not base his decisions on the suggestions of bureaucrats alone but should consult constitutional experts like Soli Sarbajee, K. ParasranJi ,R.F.Narimanji etc before taking a final decision , he advised .
He said the TRS government was giving a step motherly treatment to the Muslims and Tribals. Though Rs.1200 crore were provisioned in the Annual budget for 2016-17, hardly 30 % has been spent till the end of December , he lamented .
Shabbir Ali said the government has not honored the positive suggestion of the Opposition parties that it should appoint members with social and judicial backgrounds only to the BC commission. The BC commission set up by the TS Government two Months Back comprised of chairman and members with only academic and political background which was not relevant to adjudge the Socio -economic issues of the BC’s, he said.
The leader of opposition said that instead of just passing a resolution in the legislature in hurry and burry the KCR government should first seek advice of constitutional and legal advisors on how to proceed with the quota issue for Muslims and Tribals and try to find a feasible solution to resolve the suffering of the two backward sections of society ‘, he said .
They should take note of the fact that such resolutions in the past had been struck down by Supreme court on the ground that they were drafted and passed in a impulsive and brash manner (NSS)