The Telangana Rashtra Samiti in 2014 had promised to increase reservations to Muslims to 12 per cent and for Scheduled Tribes from six to 10 per cent. But it failed to do so and is now finding it most difficult to answer those regarding the reservations that it had promised.
The Central government which is headed by the BJP is against giving reservations on the basis of religion. With the TRS unable to deliver on its promises, it is being hit by both the BJP and the Prajakutami.
On the matter of reservations for Muslims, both the Congress and the BJP is questioning the caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The TPCC has questioned Mr Rao for not delivering on the promise.
BJP President Amit Shah claimed that increasing the reservations for Muslims to 12 per cent would be at the cost of quotas for the SC, ST and BC communities, their reservations would be cut in order to provide 12 per cent reservations for Muslims as the Supreme Court had seta a 50-per cent cap on quotas, he said.
The TRS will now have to come out with a new strategy to overcome the problems and implement the promise of enhanced reservations.