BJP Protest At 1,000 Sites In Maharashtra Tomorrow Over Quota In Local Polls

The BJP protest entails blocking the principle roads in cities and different locations. (Representational)


The Maharashtra unit of the BJP on Thursday introduced that it might maintain ”chakka jam” protest on June 26 at 1,000 locations throughout the state over the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities’s alleged failure in defending the political reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBC).

BJP’s state unit chief Chandrakant Patil made the announcement right here throughout the assembly of the get together’s state leaders, office-bearers and employees.

“It is the inaction of the MVA government in Maharashtra that led to the Maratha reservation act and political reservation for OBCs in local governing bodies getting struck down. The BJP will hold ”chakka jam” protest at 1,000 spots in the state. Over one lakh party workers along with several senior BJP leaders will court arrest as part of the protest,” he mentioned.

The ”chakka jam” protest entails blocking the principle roads in cities and different locations, and bringing the vehicular motion to a standstill.

The Supreme Court had handed an order in March this yr, through which it had mentioned that the quota in favour of OBCs in native our bodies should not end in breaching the general 50 per cent ceiling on the reservation. It had additionally directed the Maharashtra authorities to arrange a fee to assemble empirical knowledge for fixing the reservation share. The prime court docket had noticed that the reservation, if fastened, shall not exceed the mixture of fifty per cent of the full seats reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs.

The Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) has determined to carry elections to 5 Zilla Parishads and bypolls to the seats in 33 panchayat samitis that had been rendered vacant and transformed into basic class following the Supreme Court’s verdict of quashing OBC reservation in native bodes on July 19.

“The SEC’s decision to announce elections in five ZPs and panchayat samitis is nothing but adding insult to the injury of the OBCs,” Patil mentioned.

BJP’s state basic secretary Chandrashekhar Bawankule will meet the state election commissioner on Friday with a request to not maintain the polls till the reservation difficulty is resolved, he mentioned, including that former state minister Pankaja Munde will file a petition within the Bombay High Court concerning the identical.

“We will not let these elections take place,” the BJP chief added.

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