Telangana Assembly to pass resolution to raise BC quota: CM

Hyderabad: The Telangana Government would pass a resolution in the Assembly for enhancing reservations for backward sections in the State as per their population, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said today.

The resolution would be then sent to Parliament for its approval, he said.

Citing the example of enhancement of quota as per population in Tamil Nadu, he said a similar thing should happen in Telangana as well.

Parliament had also accepted the increase in reservations in Tamil Nadu and included it in Ninth Schedule (of Constitution which provides immunity against judicial review in a matter), he said.

“We will make the Centre agree and increase reservations,” he said.

Rao made the remarks during an interaction with the members of the newly-constituted Backward Classes Commission in Telangana, a release from his office said.

Noting that the State Government’s aim is to make BPL sections of society rise above the poverty line, he said the Commission should study the issue and make appropriate recommendations for the purpose.

The Chief Minister also said his Government is committed to provide quota for Muslims without hurting the interests of those castes which are in the BC list.

In run up to the 2014 Assembly polls, the TRS had promised 12 per cent reservation for Muslims and Scheduled Tribes. After coming to power, the TRS Government set up two Commissions to study the issue.