Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will ask the P.M Narendra Modi to give support for implementing new quota for Muslims and STs in the state when the two meet on April 23.
Mr. Chandra Shekar Rao will be leaving for New Delhi on April 22 to attend the NITI-Aayog general council meeting, to be managed by the Prime Minister.
Mr. Rao will use the occasion to brief the PM on the Bill passed newly by the state government raising quota in jobs and education for Muslims from 4 per cent to 12 per cent as per the TRS election promise and from 6 per cent to 10 per cent for STs.
The BJP leadership, particularly Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, has very strongly opposed reservations for Muslims saying that quotas based on religion were illegal.
Mr. Rao will also take up unfinished state issues with the PM, including the release of more funds for growth of backward classes, irrigation, and other projects, bifurcation issues like division of High Court, those listed in the 9th and 10th schedule of the AP Reorganisation Act, sharing of Krishna waters, among others. Mr. Rao is also likely to meet Water resources minister Uma Bharti and other Union ministers.