Revanth Vows to Protect Muslim Quota

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy on Friday said the Congress government is committed to continue four per cent reservations to the Muslim community in the state in education and employment. He came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home Minister Amit Shah for their remarks over abolishing Muslim reservation if the BJP is voted to power.

“I want to remind Amit Shah ji that the Congress government is in power in Telanagna. Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot abolish four per cent reservation to Muslims,” Revanth Reddy said, while addressing the Muslim community at LB Stadium on Friday on the occasion of the Iftar party hosted by the state government.

Extending Ramzan greetings to Muslims, Revanth Reddy said the Congress government would strive to deliver secular governance and reminded them that the Congress government headed by late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy introduced four per cent reservations to Muslims and extended subsidy loans through finance corporations.

The Congress government in the past had appointed the best lawyers to fight for the reservations in the Supreme Court, when petitions were filed opposing reservations extended by the Congress in combined Andhra Pradesh.

"Hindus and Muslims are my two eyes. It is our responsibility to protect the Muslim’s interests," Revanth Reddy said.

Stressing that the Congress believed in secularism, he said that his government had appointed Mohd Shabbir Ali as the Advisor to the Government. Even in the newly constituted the TSPSC Board, the state government ensured representation of minorities,

He said the government will appoint a minority community member as the vice-chancellor to one of the universities in the state soon.

The state government would safeguard the rightful share of minorities in different aspects, including allotment of double-bedroom houses, he assured, adding that “Even for loans, Muslims need not apply, they will get their due share.”

AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, who participated in the event, hoped that Telangana’s Ganja Jamuni tehzeeb remains intact and gets further strengthened in the new government. He assured all support to the Congress government and said that his party would fight against all forces, which indulge in hatred and divisive politics.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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