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Amit Shah vows to scrap Muslim reservation in Telangana if BJP comes to power

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Sunday, vowed to scrap Muslim reservation in Telangana if the Bharatiya Janata Party forms government in the state.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Sunday, vowed to scrap Muslim reservation in Telangana if the Bharatiya Janata Party forms government in the state.

Addressing a rally at Chevella near Hyderabad, Shah said his party will do away with the 4 per cent Muslim quota if it comes to power in Telangana, offering the right to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and other backward communities. “This right is of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBC,” Shah said.

This comes days after the BJP-ruled Karnataka scrapped the 4 per cent quota for Muslims and decided to and distribute it equally between two dominant Hindu communities.

Hitting back at Shah over his promise to scrap the Muslim reservation in the state, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said that the BJP has no vision for Telangana, besides “anti-Muslim hate speech”.

“Besides anti-Muslim hate speech BJP has no vision for Telangana. All they can offer is fake encounters, surgical strikes on Hyderabad, curfews, releasing criminals and bulldozers. Why do you hate people of Telangana so much?” he tweeted.

“If Mr Shah is serious about justice for SCs, STs & OBCs, then he should introduce a constitutional amendment to remove 50% quota ceiling. Reservations for backward Muslim groups is based on empirical data,” Owaisi said.

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