CM seeks legal view on 12 pc quota

Published: 14th August 2016 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2016 04:00 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: After deciding to enact a new legislation on the lines of Tamil Nadu to increase the total quota of reservations in the state to pave the way for providing 12 per cent reservations to Muslims and STs each in the state in employment and education sector, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is understood to have sought the legal views on the matter.

It is learnt that advocate general K Ramakrishna Reddi has been asked by the chief minister to examine legal implications of this proposal. He has been directed to come up with suggestions on the legal issues that are involved in this proposal.

“As the chief minister wants to get the approval of the state Cabinet for his decision to enact a law on the lines of Tamil Nadu, he is keen on taking all precautions so that the proposed law will not get into legal tangles. Hence, he has sought the legal advice on this crucial issue,” sources said.

It is learnt that the chief minister is firm on holding a special session of the State Assembly to enact the proposed legislation to provide 12 per cent reservations to Muslims, once the proposal is cleared by the State Cabinet, during its next meeting.

On the other hand, Opposition parties such as Congress and TDP, ridiculed KCR’s latest announcement that his government is ready to enact a legislation to provide 12 per cent reservations for Muslims and STs.

“It is a gimmick to prolong the issue of fulfilling KCR’s poll promise of providing 12 per cent reservations to Muslims and STs for a longer period,” party leader and former minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir criticised.

GHCC minorities wing chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail said, “It is essential for the government to constitute a Backward Classes Commission to provide the proposed quota of reservations to Muslims. Therefore, instead of delaying the issue further, the CM should order constitution of a BC Commission.” Joining chorus with him, Congress veteran V Hanumantha Rao asked KCR to first provide fair representation to Muslims, STs, BCs and women in the State Cabinet, if he is really wants to provide reservations to all these sections of people in education and employment.

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