Minister K.T. Rama Rao participates in road show as part election campaign at Vemulawada in Rajanna Sircilla district on Wednesday.
ADILABAD: Muslim minority organisations are divided over supporting political parties. Muslims are confused over choosing the right political party to protect their interests and rights and their confusion has increased as elections near.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the Jamat-e-Islami-Hind (JIH) are supporting the Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) and its candidate Jogu Ramanna contesting from Adilabad, while the Jamaitul-Ulma-e-Hind (JUH) is supporting the Congress and its contesting candidate Gandrath Sujatha from Adilabad. These organisations have openly expressed their support for these two parties.
AIMIM president, Asaduddin Owaisi, has extended his support to the TRS and its contesting candidates. Caretaker Chief Minister Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao has been openly stating in his speeches that the AIMIM and the TRS will jointly win 17 MP seats in the state and mount pressure on the Central government to achieve 12 per cent reservations for the minorities. AIMIM district leader, Farooq Ahmed, participated in the election campaigns of the TRS candidates in Thatiguda and Kurshidnagar colonies in Adilabad town. Caretaker minister and TRS contesting candidate, Jogu Ramanna, conducted his election campaign going round the colonies sitting on a horse, accompanied by AIMIM leaders and activists.
Even the leaders of the JIH and JUH have held press conferences and extended their support to the TRS and the Congress respectively. JIH leaders say the TRS has done wonderful work for minorities education and nearly 50,000 minority children are studying in residential schools in the state. They also praise the Shadi Mubarak scheme as it benefits poor families.
JUH leaders say only the Congress party can protect the interests of the minorities and, being a secular party, it can fight against the communal forces in the country. They say it is high time to strengthen the hands of the Congress party which opposed the Triple Talaq bill introduced by the BJP and protected the interests of the minorities.
In Telangana, over the last three years, a special drive was on in the department to have 30 percent of women officers.
There was a massive turnout in rural areas and both the TRS and the Congress are claiming that this is in their favour.
Both TRS and Congress leaders have exposed their private chat and call logs.
All were friends and heading to Hyderabad from Gokarna.
They had requested the deployment of central security forces at polling stations.
The total number of rounds will be 2,379 for all assembly segments.
The supplementation of folic acid has increased from 15 per cent in 2005-2006 to 30 per cent in 2015-16.
Says voting right may not continue from poll to poll.
First result is expected from Bellampally constituency.
MIM chief says his party will support TRS, but wont join govt.
He said he would bear the expenses for counting of less than 2 lakh votes polled, if needed.
They met the Director General of Police (DGP) on Monday, requesting him to enhance their security in view of the recent attacks.