Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday invited MIM to join his government, but party supremo Asaduddin Owaisi prefers to support the new TRS government than joining the Cabinet.
Mr Asaduddin Owaisi, his MLA brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and other MIM leaders, met Mr Rao here on Thursday and promised to extend their full support to the TRS government.
Thanking Mr Rao for the offer to join his government, Mr Asaduddin Owaisi reportedly told him that the party was not keen on posts but would prefer to work for public good in cooperation with the TRS.
Mr Rao and Owaisi brothers, who presented a long wish list to the TRS chief, also discussed a TRS-MIM tie-up, the GHMC polls, law and order, political, developmental issues of Hyderabad and Telangana region among others.
The TRS chief reportedly promised to waive off all pending water and electricity bills of the underprivileged in Hyderabad city for which modalities will be worked out soon.
“We offered suggestions for development of Hyderabad and Telangana. We requested KCR to waive pending drinking water and power bills of the poor in city,” Mr Asaduddin Owaisi told the media after the meeting.
The MIM sought urgent enactment of a legislation on the lines of Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill to enhance accountability of police and check discriminatory exercise of powers in the event of identity-based violence.
“This will inspire confidence among the minorities as well as the ‘settlers’,” Mr Owaisi told Mr Rao.
The MIM president sought government support for the Special Leave Petition (SLP) against entrusting law and order of Hyderabad to the common Governor.
The MIM wants a reflection of Charminar in the logo of new state of Telangana, Urdu as joint official language of Telangana along with Telugu, development of Urdu in all spheres, retaining Hyderabad district while creating new districts, scrapping of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and retaining old Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad with 100 divisions.
The Owaisi brothers urged Mr Rao to consider a whole of other proposals, including revival of the Rs 2.075 crore package, announced by the late YSR, for development of the Old City, Krishna and Godavari water projects and power projects amongst a host of others.
The MIM asked Mr Rao to be cautious while enhancing reservations for backward Muslims from 4 per cent to 12 per cent as it could lead to litigation and deprive the community of its existing quota....