This comes at a time when the state hoped to remove obstacles to restoring the 27% reserve for CBOs in local agency surveys that was discarded by the Supreme Court in March. The election dates were declared just days after the SC said that it was the SEC’s prerogative to hold the elections and that Covid-related state restrictions on elections did not apply to by-elections.
“In view of the SC order and the decrease in Covid cases, we decided to declare the expiration dates,” the state election commissioner said. UPS Madan.
The by-elections will be held in the old seats reserved by OBC in Nagpur, Akola, Was the, Dhule, Nandurbar and Palghar. The seats will now be in the open category. The SC had annulled the OBC quota and annulled these elections in March on the grounds that the reserves, combined with those of the SC and ST, exceeded the 50% limit. The OBC quota could only be allowed after empirical data on the community was collected and if the 50% quota limit was not crossed, it had said.
“We will consult all parties and find a way. In the future, it could even be considered an ordinance, ”said the OBC minister of affairs. Vijay wadettiwar. He also claimed that most parties would feature OBC faces from open seats. The opposition blamed the government for the crisis.