Hyderabad: Congress needs 12% Muslim allocation in tasks
Hyderabad: Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Friday required Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to execute 12 percent appointment for both Muslims and also Scheduled Tribes in the continuous employment drive to load almost 80,039 jobs. He stated that the Chief Minister need to execute the allocation and also battle a lawful fight later on if it obtains visited the law court.
Addressing an interview at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday, he stated, “March 25 is an important date in the history and struggle for Muslim reservation. It was on this day in 2010 when the Supreme Court permitted the continuance of 4 per cent reservation in jobs and education for Muslims under the BC-E category which was struck down by the High Court. Originally, Congress president Sonia Gandhi promised 5 per cent Muslim reservation in the 2004 election manifesto. The promise was implemented in just 58 days after coming to power by the Congress government headed by Dr YS Rajashekhara Reddy. The quota was later reduced to 4 per cent on the orders of the High Court.”
He better proceeded specifying, “As the then Minister, I played my role in getting clearance from over 17 departments to implement a 5 per cent Muslim quota. We fought a long legal battle to protect the Muslim reservation. It was struck down by the Andhra Pradesh High Court twice on technical and other grounds”, he stated.