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supreme court, no obc reservations in notified local proceedings, supreme court orders


News Agency, New Delhi: The Supreme Court clearly ordered on Thursday that “OBC reservation cannot under any circumstances be given in the 367 local bodies in Maharashtra where the election manifesto has been announced.” The State Election Commission postponed elections in 92 Nagar Parishads and four Nagar Panchayats due to heavy rains; However, when the new electoral program of these local bodies is announced, no OBC reservations can be given. If this is done, a contempt of court action will be taken,” the court also warned.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reacted that we will plead in the Supreme Court for the municipalities not to be deprived of the reserve. Accepting the report of the Banthia Commission appointed by the government of Maharashtra, the Supreme Court had on July 20 approved a maximum reserve of 27% for OBCs; But after that, due to heavy rains across the state, flooding occurred in many places. In this situation, the state government had requested the state election commission to postpone the elections in the local bodies of the respective areas. As a result, the Electoral Commission postponed the electoral manifesto in 92 Nagar Parishads and four Nagar Panchayats. In this regard, on July 7, the Shinde government had asked the Supreme Court to allow elections to be held in local bodies subject to the OBC. Take that to the Supreme Court on Thursday. Ajay Khanwilkar, judge. Oak Abhay and Nya. JB Pardiwala bench has issued a stark warning to the state government. The National Electoral Commission is required to complete the electoral process in 367 local bodies for which the electoral program has been announced. Election dates may change; But we have specified that the OBC reservation cannot be given in the 367 establishments concerned. The state government interprets the result as it sees fit. If you want the court to issue a contempt notice against you, we will do that too,’ the bench said.

The electoral commission will make a decision soon

Elections to the 92 city councils, four nagar panchayats and 271 gram panchayats in various districts of the state are likely to be held without OBC reservations. It is understood from sources that the National Electoral Commission will make a decision in this regard after the copy of the supreme verdict is available. The court decided that the OBC reservation cannot be removed by lottery at this location. Class A Municipal Councils of Bhusawal, Baramati, Barshi, Jalna, Beed and Osmanabad, Manmad, Sinnar, Yewla. Dondaicha Warwade, Shirpur Warwade, Shahada, Ammalner, Chalisgaon, Kopargaon, Sangamner, Srirampur, Chakan, Daund, Karad, Phaltan. The State Electoral Commission will have to make a new decision regarding elections in Islampur, Vita, Akkalkot, Pandharpur, Akluj, Jaisingpur, Kannada, Paithan, Ambejogai, Majalgaon, Parli Vaijnath, Ahmedpur and Anjangaon in class “B” municipal councils .

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