Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said he was a man of words and would not go back on his promise of 12 per cent reservations to Muslims.
Addressing a large gathering of Muslims for the government-sponsored iftar at Nizam College ground, Mr Rao said a committee had been appointed to give its recommendations.
“This panel will submit its report to the government shortly. As soon as we receive it, a special Assembly session will be convened. We will pass a resolution to approve 12 per cent reservation for Muslims. Afterwards this issue will be pursued with the higher-ups in New Delhi,” he said.
Mr Rao stated that Telangana would become an example for other states as far as reservations were concerned. Highlighting that about Rs 1,200 crore had been allotted to Muslims in the State Budget, Mr Rao made a mention of the 120 minority residential schools that the government would be starting from this academic year.
Union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali and home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy were present. Iftar was held at several places across the state on Sunday, including nearly 100 places in Hyderabad....