Hyderabad: Leader of the Opposition in the TS Legislative Council Mohammed Shabbir Ali on Friday demanded Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao convene an all-party meet to discuss and finalise the strategy to be adopted to defend the 4 per cent Muslim reservation case in the Supreme Court.
In a letter to the CM, Mr Shabbir Ali accused the TS government of adopting a casual approach in dealing with the case going on in the Supreme Court. He said that no representative from the state government was present in the Supreme Court when the matter came up for hearing on February 29.
Even the Chief Justice informally enquired about the TS government’s representation as it needs to be impleaded as respondent in view of the bifurcation of AP, Mr Shabbir Ali wrote in his letter. He said that he had raised his concern on multiple occasions in the past over casual approach of the state government in pursuing the 4 per cent Muslim reservation case.
“I had strongly objected when Ramakrishna Reddy was appointed the advocate-general. As an advocate, he had contested the case against Muslim quote and therefore, he couldn’t be expected to defend the case in the SC,” Mr Shabbir Ali said.