Hyderabad: N Uttam Kumar Reddy president of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Friday told the media that CM KCR has not yet fulfilled his promise of giving 12 percent reservation to Muslims in the State.
Speaking at Gandhi Bhavan he told the media that if Mr. Rao was sincere and he had failed in fulfilling his promise in mandating the reservation for the two communities which he made back in 2014 during the elections, he should have announced that TRS government would not seek votes from the Muslims and the STs.
He said: “The TRS government has completed three years, five months and nine days in power but not a single poor muslim has benefited from his promise.”
Mr Rao had earlier said he would pressurize the Centre to accept the Muslim Reservation Bill which was passed on April 16, 2017.
Reddy said, “We seriously doubt his intentions on 12 per cent Muslim quota.”
Expressing his doubts over KCR’s claim that he had already spoken to the PM regarding the Muslim Reservation Reddy said that the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu, the then Union Minister, had already stated that PM was against the Muslim reservation, which he adds was also made clear by the Telangana BJP leaders.
Reddy asked the media, “Is PM Modi separate from BJP? Who should we trust on this? Should we trust KCR’s claim that Modi was in favour of Muslim quota or should we believe BJP leaders?”
Now the TPCC president is demanding a clear answer to the deadline for implementing the 12 percent Muslim reservation from the Chief Minister.