Congress casts cheating slur on KCR

Congress casts cheating slur on KCR
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The Minorities Department of Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee (GHCC) on Monday approached the State Minorities Commission seeking registration of a cheating case against Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for failing to fulfil the promise of giving 12 per cent reservation to Muslims in jobs and education.

QUOTA FOR MUSLIMS

  • Minorities cell of the Congress party lodges a complaint with the State Minorities Commission
  • ‘The Chief Minister made an election promise, but failed to fulfil it’

Hyderabad: The Minorities Department of Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee (GHCC) on Monday approached the State Minorities Commission seeking registration of a cheating case against Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for failing to fulfil the promise of giving 12 per cent reservation to Muslims in jobs and education.

Led by GHCC Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, a delegation of Congress leaders, who included GHCC General Secretary Syed Nizamuddin, ex-corporators Mohd Ghouse and Meraj Mohammed, called on State Minorities Commission Chairman Abid Rasool Khan and lodged a complaint.

Speaking to media persons later, Abdullah Sohail said on April 19, 2014, while addressing an election meeting at Shadnagar in Mahbubnagar district, KCR had promised to provide 12 per cent reservations for Muslims within four months after formation of his government. "A majority of Muslims believed KCR and voted for his TRS party. He came to power and became the Chief Minister on June 2, 2014.

However, he simply forgot the promise that he had made to the Muslim minorities. While making the promise, KCR specifically mentioned that 12 per cent Muslim reservation would be implemented within four months. But even after 23 months, there is no clarity as to when the promise will be fulfilled," he said.

Abdullah Sohail described the Enquiry Commission, constituted by the State Government on March 3 last year as an eyewash. He said the Commission, led by retired IAS officer G Sudhir, was constituted under Section 3 of Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952. The Commission was constituted for a term of six months and so far it had been given two extensions.

This Commission was used as pretext to delay the implementation of Muslim quota, he said. "The Chief Minister, while making a statement during last budget session in the Assembly, said the government would first seek report from the Sudhir Commission and then it would constitute Backward Classes Commission.

Later, the recommendations of BC Commission would be placed in the House and a resolution would be passed in the House seeking Centre's help to get 12 per cent reservations for Muslims. Therefore, there was no clarity when the State government will implement quota," said Abdullah Sohail.

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