Telangana will move SC against HC ruling on quota: CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

HC passed interim order that reservation in panchayat polls should not cross 50%

Published: 11th July 2018 04:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2018 04:54 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The state government has decided to challenge the High Court’s interim order that the total reservation in the panchayat raj elections should not cross 50 per cent in the apex court.

“The state government will make appeal to the Supreme Court,” chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said here on Tuesday. Rao decided that the government should file an appeal in the Supreme Court urging it that the earlier permission given by the apex court to implement 61 pc reservation, including 34 pc for Backward Classes,  in Telangana to be reinstated.

The chief minister instructed the cabinet sub-committee to meet on Wednesday and do necessary exercise for filing a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court’s interim orders that the total reservation in the panchayat raj elections should not cross 50 per cent. Rao, according to an official press release issued here on Tuesday, suggested that the additional advocate-general as well as all the officers concerned be invited to the cabinet sub-committee meeting on Wednesday for finalising the contents of the petition to be filed in the apex court. The government will urge the Supreme Court that the state should be allowed to provide 61 pc reservation in panchayat elections.

Rao criticised the Congress for having a petition filed in HC through its party sarpanch Swapna Reddy opposing the 34 pc reservation to backward classes and thus obstructing the reservation to BCs. “The state government is fully committed to providing 34 per cent reservation to BCs and necessary legal battle will be fought to achieve it,” Rao said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp