BJP against religious reservations by parties
* Demands ban on forcible religious conversions * Statehood to T inevitable, says Kishan Reddy Tirupati: BJP state president Kishan Reddy found...
* Demands ban on forcible religious conversions * Statehood to T inevitable, says Kishan Reddy Tirupati: BJP state president Kishan Reddy found fault with the reservation policies of political parties to the minorities based on religion. Describing these moves as vote bank politics, he demanded complete ban on forcible religious conversions. Unless there is a certain law to prevent these forcible conversions, about 50 per cent of Hindu population might migrate to other religions by 2020. Delivering the presidential address at State-level executive committee meeting in Tirupati on Monday, Kishan Reddy said that there should be a specific law to control funds from various countries to the missionaries here. Already India is facing lot of problems with 'Jihadi' terrorism and the religious conversions are harmful to our secular nature, he pointed out. He said that Telugu Desam Party has recently announced to provide 10 per cent reservations to Muslim minorities in the forthcoming elections, which is against the constitutional spirit and the Supreme Court's guidelines. TRS has also announced 12 per cent and YSRCP announced 10 per cent reservations to Muslim minorities, he pointed out. Already Muslim corporators captured 18 divisions in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, which is a share of BC reserved seats, Kishan Reddy said. He said that wherever the terror strike may be, the roots lead to Hyderabad city. "The soft corner on terrorist outfits is not good for country and people," he remarked. On Telangana issue, he said, Congress, TDP and YSRCP were not committed to resolve the key issue. Instead, these parties are trying to get political mileage and hence provoking people in both the regions. The health condition of tribal people in the agency areas in Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Prakasam, Vizianagaram, West Godavari and Adilabad was alarming, he said. BJP senior leaders Venkaiah Naidu, Bangaru Lakshman, Bandaru Dattatreya, Nirmala Seetharaman, Rama Rao, Nagam Janardhana Reddy, Indrasena Reddy, Chilakam Ramachandra Reddy and many others took part in this executive meeting. Nagam opposes move for 'Rayala Telangana' Tirupati: Newly-inducted BJP legislator Nagam Janardhan Reddy opposed on Monday the proposal of 'Rayala Telangana' and contended that none from Telangana would accept it. He claimed the secretariat for Telangana State would be inaugurated on September 17, 2014(Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's birthday). Reddy, a delegate at the on-going two-day State executive here, alleged that the Congress had no commitment to concede Telangana. Resolution on Agriculture The executive in its resolution on agriculture deplored the State's 'betrayal' of farmers and demanded supply of seeds at 50 per cent subsidy and stringent action against companies selling adulterated seed. It sought crop loans to all, with priority to small and tenant farmers and payment of compensation/ insurance to farmers for crop loss. The resolution demanded the minimum support prices of `2,900 (paddy), `6,000 (cotton), `12,000 (turmeric), `4,000 (soya), `3,800 (sugarcane) linking of PMNREGS to the farm sector.