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Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj cancels foreign travel after catching up with OBC reservation case

Bhopal: Amid allegations and counter allegations by leaders of the ruling occasion Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the primary opposition Congress over the Supreme Court docket’s order to conduct Panchayat elections with out reservation to Different Backward Lessons (OBCs) in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has invested Canceled his proposed international journey as we speak.

In a press release, Shri Chouhan stated that he has additionally canceled all of the conferences to be held as we speak relating to international migration with instant impact. He instructed that he was going to journey overseas from May 14 to draw funding in Madhya Pradesh. However with regard to OBC reservation, the state authorities has to re-appear earlier than the Supreme Court docket and defending the pursuits of OBCs is their precedence, so they’re canceling the proposed international journey.

In his assertion, Shri Chouhan has stated, “The Hon’ble Supreme Court docket has given a call yesterday to carry elections within the native our bodies of Madhya Pradesh with out backward class reservation. My authorities is absolutely dedicated to the social, financial and political empowerment of the Different Backward Lessons. The choice of the Hon’ble Court docket is a call affecting the illustration within the native our bodies. Due to this fact, the state authorities has determined to file revision petition once more within the Hon’ble Supreme Court docket.

Shri Chouhan has written, ‘I used to be scheduled to journey overseas from May 14 to draw funding in Madhya Pradesh. However presently it’s my precedence to current my case once more within the court docket and defend the pursuits of the backward courses, so I’m canceling my proposed international journey. The Supreme Court docket, in its order yesterday, has directed the State Election Fee to challenge notification relating to elections inside two weeks. . Within the current state of affairs, there will likely be 20 % reservation for scheduled tribes and 16 % for scheduled castes if elections are held.

Whereas there will likely be no reservation for OBC. Whereas previously, OBCs have been additionally getting 27 % reservation. Nonetheless, the State Different Backward Lessons Welfare Fee has lately beneficial offering 35 % reservation in response to the inhabitants of OBCs. For the previous few months, there was steady rhetoric between BJP and Congress leaders on the difficulty of reservation for OBC class. The OBC inhabitants within the state is claimed to be greater than 50 %. Other than the native physique elections to this class, many circumstances associated to reservation in authorities jobs are additionally pending within the Excessive Court docket.

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