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Will Not Allow ‘Razakar’ Rule In Telangana: Devendra Fadnavis Targets TRS On Muslim Reservations

Fadnavis, who participated in the ‘padayatra’ at Vikarabad, said he is confident that Telangana was now moving towards a change, going by the reception the ‘padayatra’ received from the people.

File photo of Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (Video grab of Devendra Fadnavis interacting with media on March 24)

New Delhi: Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that BJP will not allow another of ‘Razakar’ rule in Telangana, accusing the state government Telangana Rashtra Samiti of going against the spirit of the constitution by promising reservations to Muslims in the state.

“These people think that they will bring the rule of ‘Razakars’ and Nizam again in Telangana, but that cannot happen as long as Modiji is in Delhi,” he said.

Referring to TRS’ promise of 12 per cent reservation to Muslims (in the 2014 elections), he said “there cannot be reserved on the basis of religion” and added that the BJP was not against the community.

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Fadnavis made this statement while accompanying state BJP President Bandi Sanjay who is currently undertaking a pad-yatra to mobilise support against the TRS government in Telangana.

Fadnavis also said that during his tenure as Chief Minister, 10 lakh houses were built in Maharashtra The senior BJP leader demanded to know what had happened to the funds given by the NDA government to Telangana for constructing houses for the poor.

“The promise of double bedroom houses made by the TRS has also remained unfulfilled,” he claimed. Attacking the TRS and AIMIM, he charged that the latter is in the driver’s seat of “TRS’ vehicle”.

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“These people think that they will bring the rule of ‘Razakars’ and Nizam again in Telangana, but that cannot happen as long as Modiji is in Delhi,” he said. Razakars were armed militia align to the last Nizam of Hyderabad who fled to Pakistan at the time of independence.

The Adivasis would not sit quiet if their quota is sought to be taken away and given to minorities, he said. He said the ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogans raised at Charminar in Hyderabad when BJP’s ‘padayatra’ was launched in Telangana on August 28 was not communal and these cannot be stopped in the state.

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“The padyatra’ will lead to the TRS going down in the next assembly elections (in 2023) and the BJP’s flag will flutter,” he claimed. Fadnavis earlier participated in an interaction with farmers during the ‘padayatra’.

BJP’s Sanjay Kumar had launched his state-wide ‘padayatra’ at the Bhagya Lakshmi temple at Charminar here on August 28. It will continue in phases until the next assembly elections in 2023.

(With PTI Inputs)

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