Muslims will vote for Congress, says Uttam

Hyderabad: Former TPCC chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said that Muslims were rallying behind the Congress as they are fed up with the BJP’s ‘divisive politics’ and also the BRS, which he alleged was the B-team of the BJP.

Speaking after several Muslim leaders joined the Congress in the presence of Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday in Huzurnagar, the Nalgonda MP expressed confidence that the Congress will win the Assembly polls with a big margin, thanks to their support.

He said the Muslims in Karnataka had voted en masse for the Congress in the Karnataka Assembly polls and in a similar manner, Muslims in Telangana were moving towards the Congress.

"Rahul Gandhi undertook the Bharat Jodo Yatra to spread love and communal harmony, while the BJP is spreading communal hatred for political gains. Rahul Gandhi often says that "main nafrat ke bazaar me mohabbat ki dukaan khol kar baitha hoon (I have opened a shop of love in the market of hatred)," Uttam Kumar Reddy said.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said Rahul Gandhi’s initiatives touched the hearts of all Indians, especially minorities, who realised how Rahul Gandhi was promoting communal harmony while the BJP was dividing society in the name of religion for political gains.

He came down heavily on Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao stating that he deceived the Muslim community on the issue of enhancing reservations to Muslims to 12 per cent in education and employment.

"It's the Congress which brought four per cent reservations to Muslims in 2005. This benefited thousands of Muslims in the Telugu states in the last two decades who secured government jobs and admissions in higher education courses. KCR promised to enhance these reservations to 12 per cent in 2014 but failed to implement it even after nine years," he said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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