Muslims working as clothes washers and barbers in Telangana will be given 250 units of free electricity every month. Telangana Chief Minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) has issued this order.
Till now, such exemption was available to the people of SC community, but on the request of Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, the state government has issued this exemption for Muslims also.
Congress has also promised 200 units of electricity
KCR government has issued this order in view of the election promise of Congress, in which Congress has announced 200 units of free electricity if it forms the government in Telangana. Congress has promised to run Grih Jyoti Yojana for this.
However, the KCR government has now implemented this scheme for clothes washermen and barbers. Whether these people belong to SC category or Muslims, both will get benefit from it.
It has been told by the government that AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi has supported the facilities being provided to the SC community by the state government. Owaisi had demanded similar facilities for the people of Muslim community also, which has been accepted by Chief Minister KCR.
In this regard, the Chief Secretary of the State Government and the Commissioner of Minority Welfare Department have issued orders. The government will share the remaining information in this regard later, in which information will be given about the eligibility and conditions of the beneficiaries of the scheme.
Triangular contest in Telangana
Assembly elections are to be held in Telangana by the end of this year. KCR has ruled out any alliance in the state. Its direct competition will be with Congress and BJP. At the same time, AIMIM will contest elections with KCR’s party as before.
The state assembly elections will prepare a big role for the Lok Sabha elections to be held next year, because in the 2019 elections, KCR’s party had come down from 11 to 9 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.