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Telangana Congress leader Uttam Kumar Reddy
Telangana Congress leader Uttam Kumar Reddy | Credit : The Hindu

Congress backs increase in quota for all communities

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday demanded that the State Government provide reservation to all communities in proportionate to their population.

Addressing a press conference after chairing the TPCC Executive’s extended emergency meeting at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday evening, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the TRS Government has kept the revision of reservation policy pending for the last three years.

He said the percentage of reservation for SC, ST, BC and other communities should have been revised immediately after formation of Telangana. However, he alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao did injustice with SC, ST, BC, minorities by depriving them their due share in jobs and education.

He said that the TRS Government should fulfil the promise of providing 12% reservation for STs and Muslims. Further, he said that the quota for Dalits and BCs should also be increased in proportionate to their population in Telangana State.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party always supported social justice and inclusive growth of all communities. He said that the Telangana State was formed on the basis of social injustice. However, he alleged that KCR has failed to ensure social justice in the State.

The TPCC Executive Committee meeting was attended by all senior leaders including Leader of Opposition K. Jana Reddy, TPCC Working President Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka among others. (INN)

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