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KCR vows 12% quota for tribals

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has vowed to fulfill the electoral promise of his party to provide 12 per cent reservation for STs. He said that government is examining inclusion of few castes in Scheduled Tribes category, to increase the population from the existing 9 per cent to 12 per cent.

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Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has vowed to fulfill the electoral promise of his party to provide 12 per cent reservation for STs. He said that government is examining inclusion of few castes in Scheduled Tribes category, to increase the population from the existing 9 per cent to 12 per cent.

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  • Promises to induct ST legislator into Council of Ministers
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He disclosed this on Thursday, while laying foundation stones for construction of three buildings - Banjara Bhavan, Komaram Bheem Adivasi Bhavan and Babu Jagjivan Ram Bhavan – each with a cost of Rs 2.5 crore each in one acre of land on Road No 10, Banjara Hills. He said that a committee headed by a retired High Court judge would be soon appointed to submit report on implementation of reservation for STs.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at a function after laying foundation stone for the Banjara Bhavan in Hyderabad on Thursday. He also laid foundation for Adivasi Bhavan and Babu Jagjivan Ram Bhavan

He announced that an ST leader would be accommodated in the cabinet, when expansion takes place in the near future, and he would be assigned responsibility of ST welfare. The indication of another Cabinet expansion has created quite a ripple among the seniors keenly waiting for dream berths in the Council of Ministers of the first Telangana State government.

According to sources, the Chief Minister may induct five more ministers in the third week of January. The Chief Minister is also planning to fill the posts of Chief Whip and Whip in the TRS Legislature Party. The top contenders for the ministerial berths include Tummala Nageshwar Rao (Khammam), Konda Surekha (Warangal) A.Indrasena Reddy (Adilabad) Jupalli Krishna Rao (Mahabubnagar), Ajmeera Chandulal (Warangal).

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