Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said the BJP and its secret ally TRS, would change the country’s Constitution if they retain power in the next elections.
Addressing leaders of Jamiatul Ulema-e-Hind at JUH office in Bagh Amberpet on Saturday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said the Modi government was suppressing the fundamental rights of Minorities. He said, “In the last 70 years, no one dared to question anyone what they eat, what is kept in their fridge, what they wear or whom they got married to. But what we have seen in the last four-and-a-half years under Prime Minister Narender Modi’s regime causes personal pain and agony. We are totally against it,” he said while alleging that Minorities were being targeted across the country. “It is a dangerous trend for the entire nation. If BJP wins again, it will change the Constitution,” he cautioned.
Stating that he could prove KCR’s nexus with BJP with evidence, Uttam Kumar Reddy pointed out that TRS supported the BJP candidates in the elections for President and Vice President of India. “KCR played a major role in sending Hindutva faces to the Rashtrapati Bhavan,” he said. The TPCC Chief said KCR advanced the Assembly elections only to cheat the Muslim community. “He wants to win Assembly elections with the help of MIM by taking Muslim votes. But in Lok Sabha elections, KCR wants to go with the BJP,” he claimed.
Highlighting the failed promises of KCR, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the TRS president made a promise at Shadnagar on April 19, 2014 that he would implement 12% Muslim reservation within four months after coming to power. “He dragged the issue for four years and now he has stopped talking about it. Have you ever found any truth in KCR’s talk? KCR’s promise on 12% Muslim quota was nothing but a tactic to cheat the community. TRS never raised the issue at a higher level even once,” he said while adding that TRS has no mortal right to seek Muslim votes. KCR openly cheated the Muslims and the community must teach KCR a fitting lesson in next elections, he said. The TPCC chief also wondered at MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi supporting TRS despite the fact that KCR was supporting BJP and Modi and not honouring any promises which he made with the minorities.
Uttam Kumar Reddy promised that the next Congress Government would introduce a Minorities Sub-Plan which would ensure allocation and spending of budget in proportionate to their population. He said education, employment and creation of self-employment opportunities for Muslim youth would be the top priority of next Congress Government. He also assured that the Congress party would never interfere in the Personal Laws. “It was the Congress party which stopped Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha. But TRS supported the BJP on the issue,” he said.
Earlier, Jamaitul Ulema-e-Hind Telangana and AP President Moulana Hafiz Peer Shabbir Ahmed said the JUH has over 6.72 lakh members across Telangana State with its branches in every mandal and habitation. He said that JUH was presenting the community’s agenda before the political parties while asking them to accept it to seek their support. The major demands include non-interference in Personal Laws of all communities, measures to defend 4% Muslim reservation, making public the report of Alair encounter and action against the guilty officials, protection of Wakf properties, challenging verdict of NIA court in Mecca Masjid blast case in a higher court, non-interference in the functioning of Deeni Madarsas and deployment of Muslim teachers in the residential schools being run by the State Government.
Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society Secretary Zafar Javeed and senior leaders of Congress party were also present in the meeting which was attended by district unit presidents and other representatives of JUH from across Telangana State.