BJP Yuva Morcha launches signature campaign against Muslim reservations
Hanamkonda: A signature campaign against religion-based reservations has been launched here on Sunday under the aegis of Warangal Urban district BJP’s...
Hanamkonda: A signature campaign against religion-based reservations has been launched here on Sunday under the aegis of Warangal Urban district BJP’s Yuva Morcha.
The campaign was aimed to oppose the TRS government’s proposal to provide 12 per cent reservations to Muslims. The party leaders, who attended the campaign launch, felt that religion-based reservations in jobs and education would create unwanted tensions in the society.
Warangal Urban district president Rao Padma, Yuva Morcha president G Srinivas, former MLA M Dharma Rao and others attended the programme and said reservations based on religion of a person were against the constitutional spirit.
Addressing the gathering, Rao Padma said in the past Congress government had also resorted to vote bank politics by offering four per cent reservations to Muslims.
But the people have rejected the party because of such divisive politics, now the TRS would also face the similar fate. The literacy rate among Muslims was high as the region was once ruled by Muslim rulers.
The TRS government has come up with the proposal to appease MIM Party. The government’s move stands against BR Ambedkar concept of reservations, she noted.
The members of backward classes have to lose their share in reservations as the proposed 12 per cent reservations would be demarcated from the existing quota of BCs.
The BCs were already affected with 4.5 per cent reservations introduced by Congress regime, Padma explained.
Dharma Rao reminded that State High Court had twice dismissed previous governments’ petitions on Muslim reservations. It was not proper for the Chief Minister to assert that a bill on Muslims reservations would be introduced in ensuing budget session, even as hearing related to the case was going on in the court.
The leaders wanted the CM to first address the apprehensions among the BCs. If Muslims were provided reservations similar demands could come up from members of other religions and it could lead to unrest in the state, they cautioned.
The party leaders M Satyanarayana, V Sammi Reddy, G Narsaiah, R Amarender Reddy, A Rakesh Reddy, B Shravan, Srihari Yadav, P Rajendra Prasad, Gurumurthy Shiva Kumar and others were present.