HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are afflicted with a “disease” that has caused “communal madness” and prompted them to block enhanced job quotas for Muslims in Telangana, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao said Friday, as poll-time rhetoric got shriller and nastier.
Rao, the caretaker chief minister, slammed the Centre for keeping on hold a decision on raising reservations for Muslims and Scheduled Tribes from 4 to 12 per cent and 6 to 10 per cent in state government jobs and educational institutions despite the state assembly passing a resolution.
“Narendra Modi and the BJP have a disease. In everything they see, they see Hindu-Muslim (divide). They don’t see anything else and so they did not do it (raise the quotas). They have kept it pending,” he told an election rally at Narsampet.