The Muslim leadership in the state Congress is becoming restless with reports circulating that the government is considering appointment of a soon-to-be retired judge as the chairman of State Minority Commission, a PRP member to the apex post in Minority Finance Corporation and a MIM sponsored candidate for the presidency of Urdu Academy.
Most of the Muslim Congress leaders who wished to remain anonymous said that the government has already given away the chairmanships of the Haj Committee and the State Wakf Board to non-Congress persons. According to sources PRP which has successfully bargained for two berths in the cabinet is pushing for its member Feroz Khan, who fought for the Nampally Assembly segment in the last election and lost to MIM, to be selected as the chairman Minority Finance Corporation.
The PRP has also represented to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for the appointment of former member of State Human Rights Commission E Ismael as the chairman of the State Minority Commission, a post which has to be filled, given the directives of the high court, within the next few days. However, there is another group which says that it would be appropriate to appoint a high court judge who is set to retire on superannuation soon.
There are also reports that the MIM has already zeroed in on an Urdu journalist whom it would like the government to appoint chairman of the Urdu Academy.
State Congress Committee Minority Cell convener Mohammed Sirajuddin said, “If these reports are true then it is bad news for the Congress leadership.”TOI