OBC Quota

HC quashing of Yogi government's OBC order shakes up caste politics in UP

Opposition Samajwadi Party has now vowed to fight for the rights of the Other Backward Classes in the assembly as well as on the streets.

published on : 1st September 2022

Gujarat quota for OBCs: BJP, Congress meet Dedicated Commission members

While the BJP urged the panel, called the 'Dedicated Commission', to give the highest possible reservation to OBCs in local body polls, Congress urged it to take the quota level to 27 per cent.

published on : 1st September 2022

Elections can be held with OBC quota now, says Maha DyCM Fadnavis after SC ruling

"The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra SEC and state authorities to ensure the process for local bodies' election is commenced within two weeks.

published on : 21st July 2022

Maharashtra local bodies polls should not be held without OBC reservation, says NCP leader

Elections to 92 Nagar Parishads and four Nagar Panchayats in Maharashtra will be held on August 18, the State Election Commission (SEC) announced on Friday.

published on : 9th July 2022

Gujarat: Citing SC ruling, poll body orders removal of OBC quota for panchayat elections

Under the Gujarat Panchayats Act, ten per cent of seats are reserved for OBC communities in gram panchayat elections.

published on : 8th July 2022

Caste census: Constitution and power of states to hold such enumeration of population

The clamour for ‘caste census’ by many political parties, including NDA allies, has been growing, putting the Centre on the backfoot. Many states are keen to emulate Bihar. 

published on : 7th July 2022

'It is Deputy CM's responsibility now': Chhagan Bhujbal puts onus of OBC reservation on Fadnavis

Amid the high-voltage political drama in Maharashtra, NCP held a meeting at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre auditorium on Sunday to discuss further course of action.

published on : 4th July 2022

Protesters block Jaipur-Agra highway demanding OBC quota in jobs, higher education

The Bharatpur administration has suspended mobile internet service till 11 am on Wednesday in four tehsils of the district, including Nadbai, Uchhain, Weir and Bhusawar.

published on : 14th June 2022

Governor signs ordinance for OBC quota in BBMP Council

The development comes in the background of the Supreme Court setting a deadline of eight weeks to complete ward reservation as well as reservation based on OBCs.

published on : 11th June 2022

No OBC reservation in Maharashtra local body elections

The SEC declared reservation of wards for women, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the general categories.

published on : 1st June 2022

OBC reservation: Congress-backed bandh in Madhya Pradesh gets tepid response

No untoward incident was reported from any part of the state during the bandh, sub-inspector Rahul Katara of the MP Police Situation Room informed media.

published on : 21st May 2022

MP government fulfils commitment to have local bodies polls with OBC quota, says Scindia

A letter was also given to the State Election Commission on the issue and the poll process will be completed soon, he said.

published on : 20th May 2022

What 'miracle' happened in last four days, asks Patole after SC order on OBC quota in MP polls

The Congress leader slammed the BJP, accusing it of sidestepping on burning issues such as unemployment, inflation and fuel price hike and raising communal tensions.

published on : 18th May 2022

MP: OBC body gives call for state-wide 'bandh' on May 21 to demand quota for community in local polls

Lodhi said that the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in the state are promising 27 per cent reservation to OBCs in their ticket allocation in the polls.

published on : 13th May 2022

After SC's order on MP local body polls, CM Chouhan cancels foreign tour

Chouhan's move came a day after the Supreme Court directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to notify the programme for local body elections in Madhya Pradesh within two weeks.

published on : 11th May 2022

'No OBC quota for panchayat, local body polls': SC to Madhya Pradesh elections panel

The MP government had argued before the apex court that 35 per cent reservation be given to OBCs in the three-tier panchayat and urban local body polls.

published on : 11th May 2022

Maharashtra Assembly adjourned twice as MVA government and BJP blame each other over OBC quota issue

Devendra Fadnavis termed the interim report of the commission, which was rejected by the apex court, as a mockery.

published on : 4th March 2022

Maharashtra to explore legal options to restore OBC quota after SC refuses to accept panel report

The state cabinet discussed in detail the decision of the apex court, which noted that the report has been prepared without empirical study and research.

published on : 4th March 2022

Hardik Patel hints at gaining Congress support in Gujarat polls

The 23-year-old quota agitation spearhead accused the state government of dilly-dallying on the issue of granting reservation to the Patel community under OBC quota.

published on : 17th May 2017