TDP chief advocates eight per cent reservations for Muslims
Guntur: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandra Babu Naidu advocated eight per cent reservations for Muslims in public employment, education, Parliament and state legislatures, while speaking at the state conference of Noor Bhasha Muslims here on Wednesday.
He promised to give a fair deal to Noor Bhasha Muslims when TDP comes back to power in Andhra Pradesh.
"Noor Bhashas are considered neither Muslims nor Hindus. Their main profesion is to make cotton bed rolls, mattresses and pillows. They are talented pipers and musicians, but they are extremely backward," he said.
Continuing his speech, Naidu said that he would ensure justice to Noor Bhashas in social, educational, employment and economic spheres. He reiterated his party's commitment to social justice and pledged to pay special attention to Noor Bhashas.
He utilised the opportunity to lash out at Congress governments at the Centre and in the state, saying that they had failed to deliver the goods. He did not spare the BJP either and emphasised the need for a Third National Front.
He pleaded for social, economic, political and electoral reforms to combat corruption, end economic disparities and usher in social justice.
The TDP chief called for the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes to check black money which he said, is playing havoc with the country's economy.
"Wealth is growing, but it is going into the pockets of a few people," he lamented.