BJP will scrap 4% Muslim quota after TS win: Amit Shah (DECCAN CHRONICLE)

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By Narender Pulloor 

Chevella: Asserting that the BJP would form government in Telangana in the December 2023 Assembly elections, Union home minister Amit Shah declared on Sunday that the BJP government would abolish the four per cent quota given to Muslims in education and employment, contending that there is no provision in the Constitution to provide reservations on the basis of religion.

Addressing a massive gathering at the Vijaya Sankalpa Sabha in Chevella, Shah said that Muslim reservation in government jobs and education was unconstitutional and that only the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) populations were entitled to reservations.  “We will form government in Telangana and end Muslim reservation,” Shah declared, while stating that the BRS government had been implementing reservation for the minorities even in the two-bedroom scheme.

Further, claiming that the BRS had created a map of India showing Kashmir as being independent, Shah stated, “You insulted India by calling it ‘Azad Kashmir’ to please the Majlis and people of Telangana have been seeking an explanation on this.” The BJP’s senior leader predicted that Goddess Maha Lakshmi sitting on a lotus would bring prosperity to Telangana, effectively ending the Majlis-driven KCR government. “KCR has shamelessly carried out Owaisi’s agenda. He is scared of the Majlis, but not the BJP. The Telangana government will work for the people of Telangana, not the Owaisis,” Shah remarked.

Shah mocked the TRS for changing its name to the BRS and asserted that the countdown for the K. Chandrashekar Rao-led BRS government in Telangana has already begun, exuding confidence that the party will lose in Telangana. “Forget playing a crucial role in national politics, the party is going to lose in Telangana,” he stated…

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