Hyderabad, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

The Majlis Bachao Tahreek (MBT) today strongly condemned the meeting of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs with the MIM leaders seeking their support for the formation of new government in Telangana.

It was ridiculous that the TRS was seeking the support of MIM which was strongly opposed to the formation of Telangana at all levels, MBT leader and GHMC Corporator Mr Amjud Ullah Khan, said in a statement here today.

It is a well known fact that MIM supported the Seemandhra lobby till the last minute and openly objected to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, he charged and added that TRS MLAs should have visited the families of Telangana martyrs after winning the elections. But they only visited the residence of anti-Telangana MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi.

TRS MLAs, especially K Taraka Rama Rao not only hurt the sentiments of Pro-Telangana people, but insulted the martyrs of Telangana, he pointed out.

Mr Khan alleged that TRS MLAs proximity to MIM was aimed at misleading the Muslim Community in Telangana region.

TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao has promised to give the Deputy Chief Minister post to a Muslim. However, by taking MIM's support, he wants to backtrack on his promise, he alleged.

Mr Khan also said that KCR promised to give 12 per cent reservation for Muslims, protection of Wakf properties, promotion of Urdu language and other assurances. However, by aligning with the MIM, KCR is trying to adopt an appeasement policy and ignore fulfillment of the promises.

The MBT leader said that KCR is making the same mistake committed by previous Chief Ministers N Chandrababu Naidu, late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy and then N Kiran Kumar Reddy.

They allied with the MIM and caused heavy damage to the Muslim community, he alleged.

KCR must realise that MIM leaders have always allied with the party-in-power for their own personal gains and they somehow lure the ruling party and exploit it till their demands are met, he said.

"Once they realise that the ruling party is losing popularity, they switch their loyalties. They never remained loyal with any single political party," he stated.

Mr Khan said that the MIM's alliance with the TRS was aimed at stopping the drive started by Wakf Board Special Officer Shaik Mohammad Iqbal (IPS) against erring and corrupt Mutawallis.

Several Mutawallis who sold prime WAKF lands are all set to face criminal action for their illegal activities. However, by aligning with the TRS, the MIM is planning to protect the encroachers of Wakf property, he also stated.

The MBT leader reiterated that the MIM is not the sole representative of Muslim Community in Telangana. Although MIM was able to win a few seats in Hyderabad through corrupt practices in recent elections, it does not represent the entire Muslim community of Telangana region, he said.

Therefore, KCR and TRS should not make the mistake of having an alliance with the MIM at the cost of compromising on the real issues concerning Muslim community, he cautioned.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)