Coming down heavily on Congress on the issue of reservations to muslims, Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao said the century-old party has the habit of going back on its promises and also running away from key issues of state’s welfare. “It promised 5 percent reservations to muslims, later reduced it to 4%, and could not make even that. We promised 12% reservations to muslims, we are committed to it and we are going to achieve it. The congress should apologise to the public first for failing to provide the reservations in jobs and educational institutions, he demanded. “We appointed Sudhir Committee for studying the social status of muslims. Many of the sects have been in a pathetic condition. There are experienced members in the committee who earlier worked in Sachar committee. The panel’s report will be discussed here and an all-party meet will go to Delhi to urge the centre for a legislation. Reservations on the lines of religion will not be accepted as India is a secular country. So, muslims have to be included in BC’s. The BC Commission will take up the job. What I urge the opposition parties including the Congress is that they should also be part of the all-party delegation. TPCC should impress upon their Delhi leadership to support our effort in Parliament” he said.
On the issue of Congress’ proposed power point presentation on projects, KTR derided them whether there is any leader in the century-old party who has some knowledge and understanding over the subject. “One leader said he has not come prepared. Another one said, the presentation has nothing new. They ran away from the House despite Chief Minister’s fervent appeal for clarifications. We will also see what they could present..Let them do it” he jeered at.