Telangana Congress Chief Accuses BJP of Conspiracy to Abolish Reservations

Telangana Congress President Revanth Reddy accuses the BJP of conspiring to abolish reservations for SC, ST, and OBC communities. Reddy claims the BJP avoided the 2021 census to prevent increasing reservations based on population growth.

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Telangana Congress Chief Accuses BJP of Conspiracy to Abolish Reservations

Telangana Congress Chief Accuses BJP of Conspiracy to Abolish Reservations

Revanth Reddy, the President of the Telangana Congress party, has leveled serious allegations against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing them of conspiring to abolish reservations for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC) in education and employment. Reddy claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah conduct, avoid, increasing the census process in 2021, fearing that reservations would have to be enhanced based on the population of these communities.

Why this matters: The allegations of abolishing reservations have significant implications for the social and economic welfare of marginalized communities in India, and could lead to widespread protests and unrest if implemented. Moreover, any changes to the reservation system could have far-reaching consequences for the country's social fabric and democratic values.

During a poll rally in Kumram Bheem Asifabad on Thursday, Reddy stated, "The union government is not carrying out the census fearing reservations would have to be enhanced based on the population of various communities. It did not take up census in 2021 to avoid increase in the reservations. BJP will remove the reservations if voted, power in ensuing polls." He alleges that the BJP's ultimate goal is to scrap reservations altogether if they secure a two-thirds majority in the Lok Sabha in the upcoming polls.

Reddy further claimed that he was booked by the Delhi police for raising this issue but asserted that he is an invincible and fearless leader who can face anyone, including the rulers in New Delhi, as long as he has the support of the people. He urged the public to stand by him, saying, "Will your Revanth Anna be scared of the cases booked by Narendra Modi in Delhi? If you stand by me, you know that I can take on even Delhi Sultans."

The Congress leader also questioned the BJP's stance on the formed, commission, deny Justice Venkatachalaiah Commission, which was constituted by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2000 to review the Indian Constitution. He asked, "Can BJP disown it?" Reddy accused the BJP of opposing reservations, citing the views of RSS ideologues like Golwalkar, who argued against reservations and advocated for a Hindu State without rights for the downtrodden.

Reddy pointed out that several BJP leaders, including Anant Kumar Hegde and Sumitra Mahajan, have expressed reservations about the current reservation system. He claimed that the BJP's "400 seat" campaign is an indication of their intention to make changes to the Constitution and abolish reservations if they secure an absolute majority. Reddy expressed fear that if the BJP gets an absolute majority, it will go ahead to make dents in the article.

The Telangana Congress President also defended Rahul Gandhi's idea of a BC census, saying it is meant to assure the downtrodden that their interests would be protected. He clarified that Muslim reservations were not given by snatching away quota from BCs, but rather through the creation of a separate BC (E) category by the Congress government to provide reservations for poor and backward Muslims.

Reddy questioned the BJP's hypocrisy, citing the example of Muslim businessman Lulu Brothers being allowed to run slaughterhouses in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, while opposing Muslim reservations. He asked, "Why are Narendra Modi and Amit Shah opposed to Muslim reservation when Muslim businessman from Kerala, Lulu Brothers, were allowed to run the biggest slaughterhouses in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh?"

Reddy's allegations have sparked a heated debate on the issue of reservations and the BJP's stance on the matter. While the BJP has previously dismissed claims that it intends to abolish reservations, Reddy's statements have raised concerns among the SC, ST, and OBC communities. With the nation gearing up for the upcoming polls, the future of reservations and the Constitution itself may become a central point of contention between the ruling party and the.

Key Takeaways

  • Telangana Congress President Revanth Reddy accuses BJP of plotting to abolish SC, ST, and OBC reservations.
  • Reddy claims BJP avoided 2021 census to prevent increasing reservations based on population growth.
  • BJP's goal is to scrap reservations if they secure a two-thirds majority in the Lok Sabha, alleges Reddy.
  • Reddy defends Rahul Gandhi's BC census idea, saying it's meant to protect downtrodden communities' interests.
  • Reddy questions BJP's hypocrisy on Muslim reservations, citing example of Lulu Brothers' slaughterhouses.