Quota hike for STs and minorities: DMK’s Stalin supports KCR’s move

DMK leader lauds CM’s plan to take out procession in Delhi demanding increase in reservations for SC/STs and minorities.

Published: 28th November 2017 03:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2017 10:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to take out a procession near Jantar Mantar in Delhi demanding more reservation for STs and minorities. Rao is following the model of Tamil Nadu for increasing the reservations more than 69 per cent. Opposition party DMK in Tamil Nadu too supported Rao’s cause and extended support to the latter’s proposed procession.

Rao thanked DMK working president and TNLA opposition leader M K Stalin who welcomed the efforts to uphold social justice by Telangana chief minister and for fighting for more powers to states. The CM spoke to Stalin over phone on Monday morning in this regard.  Rao appealed to the Centre recently in a statement in Legislative Assembly to increase reservations for SCs, STs and minorities. Rao wanted the Centre to decentralise the powers to the states for increasing the reservations as per the needs of the respective states.

While congratulating and conveying his hearty wishes to Rao, Stalin released a press note in Chennai on Sunday. In the press note, Stalin mentioned that the untiring efforts by DMK led to the string of success in upholding the social justice and in securing 69 per cent reservations in Tamil Nadu.
Stalin extended his support to Telangana chief minister, who is making efforts to secure increased percentage of reservations and to delegate powers to states in this regard. Stalin in his release stated that “hearty wishes to Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao’s procession at Jantar Mantar to raise clarion call for upholding social justice policies and state rights, which is the sour of Dravida Munnertra Kazhagam”.  Stalin said that DMK would support Rao’s procession.

“DMK adheres to the stand that states must be given the right to determine the nature of the reservation policies and Central government does not have a locus standi to impose restrictions on the same.
“In addition to that DMK calls for proper implementation of 27 per cent reservation policy in Union government jobs without any deterioration in its implementation and demands BJP government to increase the 27 per cent reservations to 50 per cent in accordance with the Mandal Commission recommendations,” Stalin said in his release.  

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