While the Centre has been providing 27 per cent reservation to OBCs in educational institutions, the BJD government is reluctant to extend similar benefits to OBC students of Odisha.
Opposition threatens to take the issue of 27 per cent OBC reservation to National Commission for Backward Classes
“We will draw the attention of the National OBC Commission to the injustice meted out by the State government to the vast majority of the backward classes,” BJP OBC Morcha President said.
The State Cabinet on January 11, 2020 had given its nod to estimation of the number of SEBCs after the proposal for caste-based census was rejected by the Centre.
BJP workers shouted slogans at Amarpreet Chowk, following which they were detained by the police and taken to Kranti Chowk police station, an official said.
The stay order of March 19, 2019 affected admissions to post-graduate medical courses and also government recruitment, the state contended before the HC.
Turns down DMK’s plea for 50% OBC quota, says uniform reservation must across states
The court also did not allow the Union government to implement a 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections from forward castes in the seats surrendered by TN
The Union government recently announced 27 percent reservation for OBC and 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker societies in medical courses.
It comes as the Opposition, led by the Conrgess, is trying hard to corner the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government over its inability to get a High Court stay on hike in OBC reservation lifted.
The MPs said due to lack of data and ceiling of 50 pc reservation policy, provisions made by different states to do justice to the SEBC/OBCs have been struck down by different courts.
This is a victory for federalism. Passing of this Bill has come as a small piece of medicine for the centuries-old wounds and it forms the foundation for social justice.
Retired judges, activists submit letter with national-level demands
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.