Will Move Supreme Court For BC Quota Hike: TRS
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on BC reservations decided to move the Supreme Court against the High Court's verdict against more than 50% quota in Telangana.
Hyderabad | 11th July 2018
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on BC reservations today decided to move the Supreme Court against the High Court's verdict against more than 50% quota in Telangana, Finance Minister Etela Rajender said.
Addressing the media at the Secretariat along with Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao and BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna after the Cabinet Sub-Committee discussion, Etela said that the government would fight the issue determinedly in the apex court.
"Altogether we seek a 61% quota, with 34% to BCs, in education and employment. The Cabinet Sub-Committee meeting was held following a directive from Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to move the apex court to fight against the order High Court verdict. The government will win the case in the apex court - the SCs and STs are enjoying the quota based on their respective populations, and though the BCs' population is 52%, we are asking for only 61% altogether with 34% for BCs, making it a fair demand," he said.
The Finance Minister also refuted the allegations that the TRS was afraid of defeat if elections were held early. The TRS had been winning all elections since 2014 including by-elections and the GHMC elections, and would retain power, he said.
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