Maharashtra’s OBC leaders on Wednesday attacked the Centre over its decision not to share OBC population data with Maharashtra government.
To not implement the reservation is not a choice for the Union government, court observes
Additional Solicitor General K M Nataraj sought to shift the blame on another SC bench, saying the government was awaiting clarification on providing OBC quota to seats in the AIQ pool.
The resolution, moved by NCP leader and state Food and Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, was passed by a voice vote amid an uproar by members of the opposition BJP.
The Supreme Court earlier this year quashed quota for the OBCs in local bodies after observing that the total number of seats earmarked for various communities should not exceed 50%.
Fadnavis had recently said he could get the OBC quota reinstated if he was given the reins of power in the state for four months.
The demand for restoration of OBC quota in local civic bodies has triggered a political slugfest between the ruling and Oppositions parties in Maharashtra.
Addressing BJP workers in Nagpur, Devendra Fadnavis said his party will restore reservation for OBCs in local bodies if given power, and if not, he will retire from politics.
Will retire from politics if BJP fails to bring back political reservation for OBCs: Devendra Fadnavis
Former-Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, who represents Nagpur South-West seat in the Assembly, said OBCs are being purposely deprived of the political reservation.
Maratha leader and BJP Rajya Sabha member Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati said that this is an unfortunate judgment for the community
The demand for reservation is only for education and government jobs.
It should be done scientifically after holding extensive discussions, he says, while talking to The New Sunday Express.
Sree Dingaleshwara Swamiji said that it was the Union Government that has so far not accorded the OBC status to Veerashaiva-Lingayats.
Swami urged the BJP high command to change the Chief Minister in Karnataka as he is failing to stand by his word.
Speaking to the media, the association demanded an immediate recruitment drive for filling 27 per cent OBC-reserved teaching posts in all Central universities.