ADILABAD: Caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said on Thursday that a non-BJP non-Congress federal front should be formed at the Centre to protect the state’s rights and added that such a government will amend the law in Parliament to enable the implementation of reservations more than 50 per cent.
Mr Rao said that it was the responsibility of the Centre to give 12 per cent reservations to minorities and tribals but both the Congress and BJP were silent on this. Mr Rao was addressing the Praja Ashirvada Sabha in Adilabad.
Mr Rao strongly opposed the Centre’s control on states and questioned why it should take decisions on education, health and agriculture. He said that they will give 12 per cent reservations to tribals and minorities in the next term by mounting pressure on government at the Centre. This was the right of these communities.
Mr Rao said that the Supreme Court judgement against giving reservations of more than 50 per cent was false and there was no provision in the Constitution which limited reservations at 50 per cent.
Mr Rao described the December 7 elections as crucial in the interests of people and the development of the state.