Launching an all-out attack at the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led government over the resolution passed by Telangana legislature, for increasing reservation for Muslims in jobs and education from current four per cent to 12 per cent, BJP president Amit Shah asserted that as long as BJP is in power at the center they will not allow caste-based reservations.
Launching BJP poll campaign in Telanana, he addressed public meeting in Nirmal, Parakala and Dubbaka. Claiming that the BJP is against reservation on the basis of religion, he said, “Telangana CM has proposed 12% reservation for the minorities which isn’t possible without taking away reservation quotas of SCs, STs or OBCs. BJP is against any reservation on the basis of religion and will not allow anyone else to make this happen.”
Asking the TRS to specify whose quota it proposes to cut to provide reservation to minorities, he termed the TRS government’s move as ‘unconstitutional’. He also pointed out that the Supreme Court has fixed a ceiling of 50 per cent on the overall quota while claiming that the BJP would stand as a rock to protect the reservation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes.
Accusing that KCR failed in fulfiling his election promises, he asked Telangana people to give a chance for BJP and assured that his party will work hard for overall development of the state. Recalling that Telangana people have seen both Congress, TDP and TRS regimes, he asked them to give a chance for BJP now.
Appealing to people to vote for the BJP, Shah said BJP alone could provide a government which could save Telangana and take it forward on the path of development. He also added that the December 7 election would decide the future of the state.