The Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on October 23 reviewed the welfare schemes announced by the TRS government in the presence of minorities department officials and the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leaders who are representing Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat and assembly constituencies. The first and foremost promise was to give 12 per cent reservations to the Muslim minority and the government fulfilled its duty. B C commission was set up and in the light of its recommendations a resolution was passed in the assembly. The resolution was sent to the government of India for further action. It is the government of India that has to approve the reservations. It is reported that the Chief Minister talked to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter. However, the PM’s reaction was not known. The BJP is basically opposed to any reservation to the Muslim minority. Now we cannot blame the Chief Minister that the government did not fulfill its promise on reservation.
The government is running model schools with hostels for the minority community on the line of institutions which are run for BCs and STs. Thousands of students are getting education in these schools with hostels. He instructed the districts collectors to give 100 per cent subsidy to the minority people who are taking up industrial or business units worth Rs 2.5 lakh. He assured 10 per cent houses to be allotted to minority people under 2-bed housing scheme. The minority community will get all sops that are being extended to SCs and STs, he said. He also gave instructions to commence the work on Islamic Cultural Convention Centre within three weeks. He sought details about the vacant posts in Urdu schools and colleges and ordered the authorities to fill up the vacancies as early as possible. He also promised to promote the area around Charminar on the lines of the surroundings of Golden temple.
However, political leaders present there should have also invited the Chief Minister’s attention to scholarships funds and fee reimbursement that have not been released which is causing hardship to minority students.