NCP chief Dhananjay Munde has demanded that elections to the native municipal our bodies in Maharashtra, scheduled subsequent month, shouldn’t be held with out offering reservation to the OBCs, and claimed that the state Backward Lessons Fee’s report on quota for the neighborhood is prepared. Elections to 92 Nagar Parishads and 4 Nagar Panchayats in Maharashtra can be held on August 18, the State Election Fee (SEC) introduced on Friday.
Elections can be held for native city our bodies in Pune, Sangli, Solapur, Kolhapur, Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Amravati and Buldhana districts. In a tweet posted on Friday night time, Munde, former minister for social justice, mentioned, “The Backward Lessons Fee arrange by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities on OBC quota has ready its report. It’s our agency stand that with out asserting the OBC reservation, elections to the civic our bodies shouldn’t be held within the state.”
Subsequent month’s elections to the municipal our bodies are more likely to be held with out Different Backward Lessons (OBC) reservation whereas a associated case is pending earlier than the Supreme Court docket, sources within the SEC have mentioned.
The BJP had earlier opposed the holding of native physique elections till the OBC quota, put aside by the Supreme Court docket in March final 12 months, was restored. However the get together is now in energy within the state together with the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, whose insurrection towards the Sena management triggered the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA authorities final month.
Earlier, state Congress chief Nana Patole additionally alleged that former chief minister Fadnavis and the Union authorities led by PM Narendra Modi had been liable for OBCs dropping political quota in native physique elections. “There needs to be no elections till the reservation is restored,” he demanded.
The SC had refused to revive OBC reservation for need of empirical knowledge. A 3-judge bench of the apex court docket had earlier mentioned the reservation in favour of the OBCs within the native our bodies in Maharashtra couldn’t exceed 50 per cent of the overall seats reserved for the SCs, STs, and OBCs taken collectively.
It referred to the three situations famous within the structure bench verdict of 2010. The situations included specifying the proportion of reservation required to be provisioned native body-wise in mild of the suggestions of the fee in order to not fall foul of overbreadth and in any case, such reservation shall not exceed an combination of 50 per cent of the overall seats reserved in favour of the SCs, STs, and OBCs taken collectively.