HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said Muslims will get all the benefits which are being extended to SCs, STs and BCs, as per their population. Replying to MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi’s demand to treat Muslims too on the lines of SCs, STs and BCs and provide reservations to them, Rao said all benefits extended to SCs, STs, and BCs would be extended to Muslims as per their population.
Replying to a short discussion on the “Minority Welfare” in the State Legislative Assembly on Thursday, the Chief Minister further said the government wanted the officials to find a way out to give loans up to `1.5 lakh for self-employment scheme without a bank tie-up. The Chief Minister also said that 66 employees would be appointed for Urdu Academy.
Announcing other sops for the Muslim community, the CM said Urdu officers will be appointed in all offices right from the CMO to district collectorate to receive petitions from the public. As many as 900 Urdu teacher posts will be filled up soon and the annual income ceiling of parents for getting overseas education scholarship has been increased up to `5 lakh. All the competitive examinations will be conducted in Urdu too, he said. The Muslim minorities will get benefits in all government schemes as per their population, except in statutory bodies, on the lines of SCs, STs and BCs.
On the issue of providing 12 per cent reservations to Muslims in the field of employment and education, KCR said: “I have asked the Prime Minister to increase the total reservations in the state. The reservations of STs too would be increased. The Prime Minister has responded positively,” Rao said.
KCR also assured Akbaruddin Owaisi of getting back the Nizam’s jewellery from Delhi for displaying the same in Hyderabad. To receive petitions from public and reply them in Urdu, the state government would appoint Urdu officers in all the offices over the next 60 days, added the Chief Minister. Informing that the Rajasthan government has decided to allot 2 acres of land to Telangana for constructing a guest house near Ajmer Dargah, KCR said a delegation led by deputy Chief Minister would visit the state and examine the site to finalise the proposal.
Nizams shown in poor light: CM
Chandrasekhar Rao, while lauding the services rendered by the Nizam, said: “Nizams have been shown in a poor light by united AP rulers. Nizams did several good things for the people of Telangana. When people of Andhra can adore Sir Arthur Cotton for constructing Dowleswaram barrage, is it wrong for Telangana people to praise the Nizam for constructing Nizam Sagar?,” Rao wondered. “Some people are even calling me as ‘Naya Nizam’. But, fact is that the people should know the real history and the facts,” KCR added.
‘kcr will remain etched in history’
MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, in turn, said Rao would remain in the history for ever for taking several decisions for benefit of Muslims and protecting Urdu. Akbar said as long as Telangana exists, the name of KCR would remain in the state