Other backward classes

SC to hear Maharashtra's plea seeking recall of order on OBC seats to be notified as general ones

As the bench could not find the fresh plea, the state government's counsel sought a hearing in the case either on Wednesday or Friday.

published on : 17th January 2022

BJP seeks Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal, SEC intervention for OBC quota in panchayat polls

A delegation of BJP met the Governor and submitted a memorandum objecting to the State government's move of going ahead with the panchayat polls without reservation for OBCs.

published on : 30th December 2021

Centre considering moving review petition in SC to allow reservation of OBCs in local body polls

Uma Bharti had claimed that panchayat polls in her party-ruled Madhya Pradesh without reservation for the OBCs will be injustice with about 70 percent of the state's population.

published on : 21st December 2021

27 per cent OBC quota in Maharashtra civic body elections stayed by SC

The bench ordered that the State Election Commission can’t be permitted to proceed with the poll programme already notified in respect of OBC reservation category.

published on : 7th December 2021

Channi effect: Ahead of 2022 polls, Punjab parties eyeing votes on caste lines

Punjab has the highest share of SC in its population in the country at 32%. However, the politics of the state has always been dominated by the Jat Sikh community.

published on : 1st November 2021

OBC, EWS quotas: SC asks Centre to put NEET-PG counselling on hold

The Supreme Court was informed that the full schedule for the counselling starting from October 24 and ending on October 29 has been announced.

published on : 25th October 2021

UP polls: Shah faces challenge of halting OBC drift as SP woos Brahmins

Party leaders believe that BJP may have to aggressively woo the likes of Patels, Nishads, Mauryas, Rajbhars and others to boost its prospects.

published on : 7th September 2021

27 per cent quota for OBCs a political gimmick: Opposition parties in Odisha

BJP OBC Morcha chief Surath Biswal said this is an attempt to divert the attention of the people from its failure to provide justice to the majority backward castes of the State.

published on : 14th August 2021

Passage of OBC bill landmark moment for nation: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi said that it underscores his government's commitment to ensuring dignity, opportunity and justice to the marginalised sections.

published on : 12th August 2021

Challenging the hegemony of caste-based parties

The latest reservations are in line with the Directive Principles of State Policy even as they are indicative of the BJP’s determination to beat regional parties at their own game

published on : 11th August 2021

Amid Opposition ruckus, Modi government passes Constitution Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Soon after the Bill was introduced in the Lower House to restore power to states to identify backward classes, the House was adjourned till 12:30 pm due to the continuous sloganeering.

published on : 9th August 2021

Rare house unity: Constitution amendment bill giving states powers to notify backward classes to see Opposition support

Sources said all Opposition parties are on the same page on the importance of the bill, keeping in mind the Assembly elections scheduled early next year.

published on : 9th August 2021

BSP will support Centre if it takes concrete steps for holding OBC census: Mayawati

Her remarks come close on the heels of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday seeking an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the tricky issue of caste-based census.

published on : 6th August 2021

Maharashtra government plans OBC survey with local body poll quota in mind

Maharashtra has been witnessing huge protests after the Supreme Court order cancelling political reservations for OBCs in local body elections.

published on : 4th July 2021