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Will take efforts to form non-Cong, non-BJP govt at Centre:

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

TRS K Thursday said he would take efforts for the formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP government at the Centre to realise increase in reservations to Muslims and STs in Telangana.

"I tell one thing to our tribal children, Muslim children. You know that if I take up anything, I will be stubborn.

When I started for Telangana, nobody had confidence. But, Telangana came," he pointed out.

"Today, STs reservation, Muslims reservation also.. I will achieve your reservation by getting a non-BJP, non-government installed in next term by winning all seats," Rao said at party campaign rallies.

He criticised the NDA government for not accepting the proposal though the and Assembly sent resolutions seeking increase in reservations.

"Narendra Modi says I will not increase. Is your 'jagir' (fiefdom)," he said.

Noting that the population of STs and Muslims increased (in the overall population) in Telangana following bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh, he said the reservation is being sought in view of prevailing poverty.

Rao, the Caretaker Chief Minister, has been extensively campaigning for the December seven Assembly polls criss-crossing the state.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, has been highlighting the various welfare schemes of his government, including free power to farm sector, investment support and for the benefit of farmers and the hike in social security pensions.

The TRS is going it alone in the elections.

Earlier this year, Rao had also met TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and Deve Gowda, among others, to prop up a non-Congress, non-BJP front.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:25 IST