Telangana set to introduce Muslim Reservation Bill
In a bid to ensure the proper representation of the Telangana’s Muslim community, which comprises of nearly fifteen per cent of the total population of the state, and to provide the community with proper opportunities in order to bring them towards the forefront of society, the Telangana government led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to introduce the Muslim Reservation Bill ensuring around twelve per cent reservation to the minority community in education and job in the parliament on upcoming budget session. While announcing the historic decision in the legislative assembly, the Chief Minister, eliminating all speculations pointing towards the vote bank politics theory, claims that the reservation is not based on the religious grounds and it is purely based on the socio-economic status of the community. Rao asserts that if the bill is objected by the centre government they will challenge it in the Supreme Court. Citing that the centre government had even allowed the Tamil Nadu government to give reservation above the prescribed limit of fifty per cent, Rao reminds the centre as well as the critics that Telangana is also a state of India just like Tamil Nadu. The legal authorities have found many flaws in this reservation bill. That is why, the authorities have advised a detail reconsideration or revamp of the bill. At this moment, it is not clear whether the centre government will object the bill or not. Anyway, it is likely to make several political fluctuations in the state and may help the ruling party to take advantage of the Muslim community vote bank.
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