TRS promises 12% quota for Muslims in `separate Telangana`

A Muslim will be made the Deputy Chief Minister and 12 per cent reservations provided to the community if a separate Telangana state is formed, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao said here today.

Hyderabad: A Muslim will be made the Deputy
Chief Minister and 12 per cent reservations provided to the
community if a separate Telangana state is formed, TRS
president K Chandrasekhar Rao said here today.

"A Muslim will be the Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana
and there will be four-five Muslim ministers. The community
would also get 12 per cent reservation, which is their right,"
he told a group of Muslim leaders who joined the TRS.

Muslims remain backward in all spheres of life though all
political parties talked big about their welfare, Rao said.

Telangana had a true secular culture with majority Hindus
and Muslims living in perfect harmony but communal riots were
"organised" in Andhra Pradesh as part of power politics, he
alleged.

"Telangana region, from the Quli Qutub Shah rule to the
seventh Nizam, had a true secular culture. Even Mahatma Gandhi
praised the way Hindus and Muslim live together here. That is
the beauty and greatness of Telangana," he said.

Successive governments in Andhra Pradesh never provided
adequate funds for Muslim welfare and lands belonging to Waqf
board in Hyderabad have been encroached upon, the TRS
president alleged.

Asserting that no one can stop the formation of
Telangana, he said adequate funds would be allocated for
welfare of minorities and every inch of Waqf land would be
protected after the separate state is formed.

"Announcement regarding formation of separate state has
already been made. But a break has come. After the Srikrishna
committee submits its report by the end of this year, we will
fight through peaceful non-cooperation movement following the
path of Mahatma Gandhi," he added.

PTI

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