Congress cries loud for 12% reservations for Muslims

Hyderabad: In an impressive show of strength, the Congress party organised a massive rally on Monday asking the TRS Government to fulfil its major electoral promise of giving 12% reservation in jobs and education to Muslims of Telangana.

The ‘Walk for 12% Muslim Reservation’, organised by GHCC Minorities Dept chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, was led by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy. AICC Telangana Incharge R.C. Khuntia, AICC Minorities Department chairman Nadeem Javeed, AICC Secretaries Srinivasan Krishnan and Saleem Ahmed, Leader of Opposition in Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, former PCC Presidents V. Hanumantha Rao and Ponnala Lakshmaiah, ex-union minister Sarve Satyanarayana, Hyderabad DCC President M. Anjan Kumar Yadav, Youth Congress president Anil Kumar Yadav, Minorities Dept chairman Khaja Fakhruddin, TPCC Spokesperson Syed Nizamuddin, Kaleem Baba and other leaders participated in the padayatra which witnessed the participation of thousands of party workers.

The Congress leaders signed a Post Card requesting Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to fulfil the promise of 12% Muslim reservation. Starting at Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress leaders and thousands of activists walked up to the General Post Office at Abids to drop the postcards in the box. They also raised slogans against the TRS Government and KCR accusing him of cheating the Muslim community.


Later, Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with other senior leaders, addressed a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan accusing the Chief Minister of betraying the Muslim community on the promise of 12% quota. He reminded that the Chief Minister had promised to wage a battle with the Central Government for enhanced quota for Muslims. “What happened to the Tsunami that you threatened to bring if Centre rejects 12% Muslim quota? Why did you not hold any protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi? When are you going to take an all-party delegation to Delhi?” he asked.

Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that KCR was trying to wash off his hands from the promise of 12% Muslim reservation. He said KCR should also apologise for lying in Assembly that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had agreed to enhance Muslim quota. “KCR had promised to implement 12% Muslim quota within four months after coming to power. Today TRS Govt completed 49 months in power and there are no signs of its implementation. TRS should not seek votes from Muslims if 12% quota is not implemented,” he said.