Maharashtra CM chairs all-party meeting on CBO reservation in local body polls


03 Sep 2021 23:01 STI

Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], Sep 3 (ANI): A multi-party meeting called by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was held on Friday on the issue of the CBO reservation in local elections.
Besides Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Deputy Minister Ajit Pawar, Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, Praveen Darekar, Ashok Chavan, Nana Patole, Chhagan Bhujbal, Eknath Shinde, Jayant Patil and d ‘ others were present at this meeting held at Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai.
After the meeting, Fadnavis said: “Today we again asked at the meeting that until the CBOs get a reservation in the polls of local bodies, the elections should not take place. state government should immediately order the rear committee to submit empirical data.Elections should not take place until data is collected.
Maharashtra Minister and Congress Leader Vijay Wadettiwar said all parties unanimously decided the elections could not take place until empirical data was collected.

Maharashtra Minister of Food, Civilian Supply and Consumer Protection and NCP Chief Chhagan Bhujbal said, “We also requested empirical data from the Center. The state government will also collect data within the next 2-3 months. long time. But for the next 3-4 months, the election is expected to be postponed until the empirical data arrives. ”
Notably, the Supreme Court terminated the CBO reservation in the local body elections and asked the state to fulfill all conditions before allowing the CBO reservation to local bodies.
The other backward classes (OBCs) had lost their political reserves in the local bodies of Maharashtra comprising municipal corporations, town councils, zilla parishads, gram panchayats, etc.
It comes after the Supreme Court dismissed the state government’s petition for review over the CBO reservation.
The highest court also observed that the reservation in favor of the CBO in local bodies should not result in the ceiling of 50 percent of the reservation quota being exceeded. (ANI)


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