Cong backs 12% quota for Muslims

A TPCC delegation led by its president Uttam Kumar Reddy met the BC Commission here on Sunday and extended support for the proposal.

By Author  |  Published: 18th Dec 2016  8:15 pm
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File Photo. Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy

Hyderabad: The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) has declared its support to 12 per cent reservations proposed for backward classes among Muslims.

A TPCC delegation led by its president Uttam Kumar Reddy met the BC Commission here on Sunday and extended support for the proposal. CLP leader K Jana Reddy urged the commission to make a comprehensive report so that it stood judicial scrutiny.

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Mohd Shabbir Ali wanted the commission to expedite the process of implementing reservations. He dwelt at length on the issue and said despite positive recommendations made by earlier committees nothing had been done concretely for the benefit of Muslims.

A number of persons represented to the BC Commission on Sunday, including Mukhtar Rahmath Khan of Jama Masjid, Nirmal; Wazir Hussain, former corporator; Mustafa Ali Sarvari of FOCUS and Moulana Ashan Al Hamoomi. The public hearing will conclude on Monday by 5 p.m.