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Cabinet Sub-Committee discusses HC verdict on BC quota

Cabinet Sub-Committee discusses HC verdict on BC quota
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The Cabinet SubCommittee, comprising of Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao, Finance Minister Etela Rajender and BC Welfare Minister Jogu...

Hyderabad : The Cabinet Sub-Committee, comprising of Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao, Finance Minister Etela Rajender and BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna, met here on Wednesday to discuss on the High Court order on not increasing the reservation quota beyond 50% in Panchayat Raj elections. It has adopted the same stand as Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao who announced two days ago thta the State Government will appeal in Supreme Court against the order of High Court.

Briefing media persons after one hour long meeting at the State Secretariat, the Ministers said that the government was not wrong in increasing the BC quota to 34% which was permitted by the Supreme Court in last elections. However, they avoided reply to a question that the Supreme Court's permission was limited to that particular election.

With regard to categorisation of BCs, the Ministers said that the reservation on categorisation of BCs is only for the education and employment and not for the politics or elections. They said that TRS was committed for giving 34% reservations to BCs and it would be achieved in the Supreme Court. Further, they said that only SCs and STs were eligible for reservation according to their population, though BC population is over 52%.

They denied the allegation that the TRS Government was not interested in holding the elections due to fear of defeat. They said TRS has won all bye-elections including the GHMC elections and the party does not fear anybody.

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