Reservations: Telugu CMs Propose, PM Disposes!

Tue Dec 05 2017 22:24:53 GMT+0530 (IST)

It is really a peculiar situation for the communities fighting for reservations in the Telugu states. Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao promised hiking the percentage of reservations to Muslims from 4%  to 12%.  The Telangana assembly has already passed the Muslim reservations bill approving the same.   On the other hand, AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu promised 5% reservations to the Kapu community and the bill has been passed by the AP assembly recently.

Now, the PM Narendra Modi has categorically spoken regarding the reservations issue during a Gujarat election rally saying that "If at all any state or any party makes any promise to provide reservations or enhance reservations to any section or community that would go beyond 50 per cent, it is only a false promise and they are only cheating the community or caste."   It is known that Patel reservations have been a prime issue in the Gujarat election campaign.  So he was criticising Congress party for their poll promise of Patels reservation under OBC quota.

If we draw an analogy, the same rule applies here in the Telugu states because the reservations will exceed 50% with the fresh additions.   In such a scenario, there will be a typical situation where blame game will start between the Telugu states and the centre.  Telugu CMs may claim that they are sincere towards reservations but it is centre which is opposing them.  The central government has to answer this.  So, Narendra Modi already clarified his stand on Patel reservation issue, so the situation of reservations in Telugu states will be no different because they will show Supreme Court ruling that reservations should not exceed 50%.