KCR to mobilise support from national leaders

KCR to mobilise support from national leaders
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The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) wants to convert the issue of quota hike for the Muslims into a national debate by mobilsing the support of national leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and Mayawati of the BSP.

Hyderabad: The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) wants to convert the issue of quota hike for the Muslims into a national debate by mobilsing the support of national leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and Mayawati of the BSP.

Midway through the discussion on the bill to enhance the reservations for the Muslims to 12 per cent, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a meeting with party MPs B Suman, P Dayakar, Sitaram Naik, B Narasiah Goud and Ch Malla Reddy and asked them to hold preliminary meetings with national leaders and prepare the ground for his meeting with them during his April 22 visit to New Delhi.

According to one of the MPs, KCR told them that he had already sounded Mulayam and Mayawati about the same and hence they should take the matter forward now The sources said that KCR during his Delhi visit would try to meet various leaders of political parties to explain the efforts being made by his government to enhance the reservations for the economically and socially-backward Muslims, STs and BCs in Telangana.

He will also bat for a rule where each state would have the liberty to decide on the reservations based on local demographic conditions. This in fact the Chief Minister stated even on the floor of the House during his initial remarks while introducing the bill.

Sources said that the Chief Minister expressed his happiness that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about backward sections among the Muslims at the ongoing BJP national executive at Bhubaneswar. “This gives added strength to out argument,” he told the MPs.

KCR the MPs said will also meet some legal luminaries in the national capital and seek their advice on how to overcome the legal hurdles which the reservations bill passed on Sunday might face.

By Patan Afzal Babu

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