OBC Reservation: SC rejects Thackeray government’s petition, cancels additional OBC reservation in local bodies

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Deccan Express

Additional OBC reservation in local bodies has been canceled by the Supreme Court. The state government’s appeal in this regard has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The court’s decision has ended the political reservation for OBCs in local bodies. Do not give reservation to OBCs at 27 per cent. The supreme court had directed that the Zilla Parishad elections be held on the basis of 27 per cent reservation. This decision was challenged by the Thackeray government. But now that the petition has been rejected by the court, it is being considered as a big blow to the Thackeray government. Meanwhile, the OBC federation is likely to be aggressive due to the court’s decision. The National Federation of OBCs has already warned that if the seats of OBCs are reduced, they will protest.

A petition was filed in the Nagpur High Court alleging that the reservation percentage was over 50 per cent. Meanwhile, former Fadnavis government extended the term of Nagpur, Akola, Washim, Nandurbar and Dhule Zilla Parishads. Meanwhile, the membership of a member of Nandurbar was canceled. The court challenged the government’s order on the grounds that the membership could not be canceled due to the extension. The case went to the Supreme Court after the High Court rejected the petition. The apex court ruled that the state government’s extension order was invalid and ordered elections to be held within six months. At that time, the government issued an ordinance to fix seats on the basis of OBC population.

However, the State Election Commission (SEC) has given an affidavit in the court stating that the seats could not be decided due to lack of OBC population figures. Meanwhile, a coup took place in the state. The Thackeray government requested permission to hold elections. The Supreme Court allowed the election to take place subject to the verdict. 5 Zilla Parishad elections were held. Now the Supreme Court has ruled. Accordingly, only 27 per cent of the seats will have to be fixed.

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