Maharashtra: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will hold talks with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the purpose of filing a review petition on the Supreme Court’s order to hold elections without reservation. This conversation is going to happen after its decision on the SC’s body elections, in which it has directed the State Election Commission of Madhya Pradesh to conduct local body elections in the state within two weeks.
While reacting to this issue, CM Chouhan said that BJP and BJP government have always been making efforts that every section of the society gets justice. The slogan of BJP has always been that with social justice, social harmony. That’s why we always tried that OBCs should also get their rights.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the BJP government have always been trying to give justice to every section of the society; Social justice, with social harmony.
That’s why we have always tried that OBCs should also get their rights. pic.twitter.com/N7JbVWPUlB
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 11, 2022Advertisement
What did CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan say?
Congress did sin in Madhya Pradesh, the process of Panchayat elections had started but Congress workers went to court and after that this situation came. CM Shivraj said that today we along with our entire team met jurists and legal experts. Along with this, we mainly sat with the Solicitor General and Additional Solicitor General and we discussed with all the parties and we are continuously working on this issue.
At the same time, a Maharashtra cabinet minister informed on Wednesday that the State Election Commission has told the apex court that the pre-poll process for delimitation of wards and finalization of voter list will be completed by October-November. The minister said that by then the report of the State Backward Classes Commission would be completed.
We will submit that report to the Supreme Court. CM Uddhav Thackeray will talk to Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the steps being taken by Madhya Pradesh in this regard. The two leaders will also discuss what can be done collectively to restore OBC reservation.
What is the order given by the Supreme Court regarding Obis reservation?
The Supreme Court has ordered to conduct panchayat and urban body elections in Madhya Pradesh immediately. The court has said that the State Election Commission should issue notification of their elections in two weeks to the bodies whose elections are pending. The court has made it clear that reservation cannot be obtained without fulfilling the conditions fixed for OBC reservation. The court has also said that the election cannot be postponed on the basis of fresh delimitation of seats.
This election applies to how many states of the country?
On May 4, the Supreme Court had given a similar order for Maharashtra as well. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Abhay S Oka and CT Ravikumar has made it clear that the order not to postpone the civic elections is not only for Maharashtra or Madhya Pradesh, it is applicable to other states also. It is a constitutional requirement to hold elections on the vacant seats in 5 years. It should not be postponed for any reason.