Chennai: DMK Working President M K Stalin today praised Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his government's decision to increase the reservation for oppressed sections of society. "DMK welcomes the decision of Thiru Chandrasekhara Rao to embrace the principles of social justice in his decision- making and his efforts to uphold the state's rights to determine the reservation policies," he said in a statement.

Stalin also said his party extended support to the likely protest by Rao at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to uphold social justice policies and rights of states. He also appealed to the Centre for proper implementation of the 27 per cent reservation policy in Central government jobs. Early this month, Rao said his government would raise its proposal to hike reservations to backward sections among Muslims in Parliament and could also approach the Supreme Court on the matter (PTI)