While addressing a public meeting in Parkal, Telangana, BJP president Amit Shah attacked caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on many grounds. The point in focus was religion-based reservation for Muslims , reports Deccan Chronicle.
In the meeting, Shah said Rao had asked for 12 per cent reservations for the minorities. Shah said that the Supreme Court had set the reservation limit at 50 per cent and asked the public whose share will KCR appropriate to give minorities the increase?
He asked, “Will you give it from the Dalits’ share or Adivasis’ or the OBCs’? Reservation to Muslims is unconstitutional. It cannot be given on the basis of religion in this country. Until there is the BJP, we will keep opposing reservations on the basis of religion. We will neither approve it nor will we let others execute it. The BJP will always support and protect reservations for Dalits, Adivasis and OBCs”.
Shah also brought up the Rao’s failed poll promise of appointing a Dalit chief minister and asked if he would announce one now. He also hit at Rao for advancing the polls because he was afraid of the “Modi Wave” he had envisaged in 2019.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 999/year is the best way you can support our efforts.