Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader and Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao has said the 4 per cent Muslim reservation in the state is not on the basis of religion but on the basis of socio-economic status in the community.
The BRS leader was reacting to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s “promise” that the BJP government would end Muslim reservations in the state after coming into power in Telangana.
“4% Muslim reservation is not on the basis of religion. That is on the basis of socio-economic status. Amit Shah should think before speaking. Secondly, we know what the BJP does and what it is attempting to do. It is trying to polarise…But they will fail this time,” Rao told ANI news agency while reacting to Amit Shah’s statement on Friday.
“We will end the Muslim reservation & give reservations to SC, ST & OBC,” Shah said earlier while participating in the BJP’s roadshow along with the party’s candidate Thokala Srinivas Reddy in Rajendra Nagar Assembly Constituency.
Telangana is set to undergo assembly elections on November 30, and the ruling BRS, Congress and BJP are the main contestants in the state. The counting of votes will take place on December 3.