Centre won’t allow division of people on communal lines
Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has categorically said the Centre will not accept any proposal to give reservations based on religion. “Such a move would be unconstitutional,” he said this apparently with reference to the KCR government’s recent move to provide 12 per cent reservations to the Muslims.
Bhadrachalam: Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has categorically said the Centre will not accept any proposal to give reservations based on religion. “Such a move would be unconstitutional,” he said this apparently with reference to the KCR government’s recent move to provide 12 per cent reservations to the Muslims.
Participating as the chief guest in the valedictory of the BJP state executive here on Saturday, Hansraj said the Statute never advocated quota on communal lines. Such kind of reservations would mean an insult to the architect of Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar. In fact, Dalits, tribals and backward classes need quota, he added.
“The Centre has been allocating more funds to Telangana compared to Maharashtra, where the ruling BJP is in power but the state government has been diverting the Central funds to its own schemes and is neglecting the implementation of Central government schemes,” he said.
The BJP emerged as the single largest party in the country while the Congress is on the way out, he said, adding that the BJP would emerge as the alternative to the ruling TRS in Telangana. He appealed to party senior leaders and cadres to take upon themselves with confidence the responsibility of ensuring the BJP’s victory in the 2019 polls.
The minister hoped that the strength of the party in the Assembly would increase 20 times in the next elections from the current strength of five. If the party leaders and cadres work jointly, nothing is impossible to achieve, he said.
In Maharashtra, the BJP came to power on the basis of this principle, he said and exuded confidence that the party would capture power in both Telugu states.
Describing the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in five states as ‘mini-general election’, he said the BJP victory in the elections would be a cake-walk.
The BJP had proved its mettle in the civic body elections held in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chandigarh. Even in the North-East, the BJP is forging ahead, he said predicting further slide of the Congress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts at uprooting corruption, unearthing black money and rebuttal of Pakistan’s misdemeanor near the LoC are widely welcomed by public in general and world leaders in particular, he said.
State BJP president Dr Lakshman said the ‘reform and perform’ slogan of the Modi given from the Red Fort should be the BJP’s weapon in villages to catapult the party to power in the state in the next elections. The BJP flag should flutter in Telangana. It would serve as a gift to Narendra Modi from Telangana, he said.
Member of Legislative Council N Ramachandra Rao said the ruling TRS had failed on all fronts. The BJP opposes the TRS efforts at dividing the people of the state on communal lines. The BJP would expose the failures of the KCR government and rekindle the fighting sprit among the party rank and file, he said.
BJP state affairs observer Krishna Das, BJP legislature party leader G Kishan Reddy, BJP national committee members Nagam Janardhan Reddy, Perala Sekhar Rao, BJP legislator MVS Prabhakar, Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, BJP state general secretary G Premender Reddy and district level presidents, secretaries and field officers participated in the executive.