Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday expressed co-nfidence that he would secure 12 per cent quota for Muslims in education and employment in the same manner in which he had achieved statehood for Telangana.
He said, “When I started the statehood movement in 2001, everyone used to say it was impossible. But they were proved wrong. In the same way, doubts are being raised that it is not possible to secure 12 per cent quota for Muslims against the directions of Supreme Court’s cap of 50 per cent. I am confident that this too will be achieved soon.”He said that since Tamil Nadu was allowed to implement quotas above the SC limit of 50 per cent, TS too would get the relaxation with the cooperation of the Centre.
Speaking in the Assembly, Mr Rao said he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on two or three occasions after the TS Legislature passed the Reservation Bill last year enhancing quota for Muslims and STs and briefed him about the need for Centre to approve the law based on the social and economic backwardness of the community.