TJAC, Gaddar give a boost to Muslim quota campaign

TJAC, Gaddar give a boost to Muslim quota campaign
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The ‘Yes for 12% Muslim Reservation’ campaign, undertaken by minorities department of Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee (GHCC), got a major boost on Tuesday with Telangana Political Joint Action Committee and balladeer Gaddar extending their support to the movement.

Hyderabad: The ‘Yes for 12% Muslim Reservation’ campaign, undertaken by minorities department of Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee (GHCC), got a major boost on Tuesday with Telangana Political Joint Action Committee and balladeer Gaddar extending their support to the movement.

The campaign, being led by GHCC minorities’ department chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, was organised at the historic Charminar by former corporator Mohammed Ghouse. Pargi MLA T Rammohan Reddy, TJAC co-convener Venkat Reddy and SC, ST, BC & Minorities Forum chairman Sanaullah participated in the campaign and signed the petition seeking 12 per cent Muslim reservation.

Speaking on the occasion, Rammohan Reddy said the Congress would create awareness among the people across the State to pressurise Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in fulfilling the promise that he had made during the elections. He praised the GHCC minorities department for organising a successful campaign wherein more than 10 lakh signatures were collected from different sections of the society as part of ‘One Million Yes for 12% Muslim Reservation.’

Venkat Reddy said he was participating in the campaign as a representative of TPJAC chairman Prof Kodandaram, who could not attend the event due to some other commitment. He said that the TJAC fully supported the campaign and demanded that the Chief Minister fulfill his major election promise.

Balladeer Gaddar could not attend the programme personally due to sudden ill-health. However, he spoke to the media persons at the venue through a speaker phone. He said there was no question of allowing the TRS government to go scot free on the promise of 12 per
cent Muslim reservation. “KCR should clarify the basis on which he made the promise of 12 per cent Muslim reservation.

He must have done some homework before making the promise. There is a ceiling of 50 percent on reservation. Therefore, the Chief Minister should explain how he would increase the reservation percentage by 8 per cent for Muslims. Does he propose to reduce the quota for other communities? If not, then he must give a clear road map on giving 12 percent reservation to both Muslims and Tribals,” Gaddar said while announcing his total support to the campaign.

SC, ST, BC Minorities Forum chairman Sanaullah assured that his organisation would fully support the campaign. Speaking on the occasion, Shaik Abdullah Sohail thanked TJAC, Gaddar and Sanaullah for their support. He said the GHCC minorities department would involve more NGOs and voluntary organisation in their reservation campaign. He also announced that the Congress would soon launch a ‘Selfie Video’ campaign as part of movement.

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