In a recent announcement, G Kishan Reddy, the Telangana BJP chief, highlighted the party’s intended measures if voted into power. Notably, he emphasized plans to eliminate the 4% quota for specific Muslim community members in educational institutions and jobs while also increasing the OBC, SC, and ST quotas. Additionally, the BJP plans to adopt a firm approach, akin to that in Uttar Pradesh, to address criminal elements and corruption in the Old City.
G Kishan Reddy, the Union tourism minister and Telangana BJP chief, conveyed the party’s strong stance on eliminating the 4% Muslim community quota, established by the past Congress government and continued by the BRS after Telangana’s formation in 2014. Reddy highlighted the party’s commitment to rectify this disparity by providing improved reservation opportunities for other marginalized sections.
Furthermore, Reddy reaffirmed the BJP’s dedication to the upliftment of backward castes, SCs, and STs, citing the party’s history of appointing individuals from these communities to significant positions within the central Cabinet. Notably, he emphasized the BJP’s resolve to appoint a chief minister from a backward caste if the party secures victory in the upcoming elections.
In a strong critique of the AIMIM, Reddy called attention to the alleged constraints faced by Congress and BRS ministers in the Old City, purportedly requiring permission from the MIM to visit the area. He criticized the unruly atmosphere and interference with administrative duties, holding AIMIM accountable for encouraging disruptive elements. Reddy emphasized the BJP’s determination to address this issue decisively, promising a robust approach, reminiscent of measures implemented in Uttar Pradesh, to eliminate criminal activities and anti-social elements in the region.
Simultaneously, the political landscape witnessed the joining of former BRS MLA Nallela Indrakaran Reddy and several district and village-level politicians to the BJP, underlining the party’s increasing influence in the state.