Last week, the Maharashtra government had a setback when the Supreme Court directed the State to release the schedule for local civic polls across the state within two weeks, upholding its stay on reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBC).Local body elections in Maharashtra have been on hold since the apex Court stayed the 27 per cent reservation for the OBC community in December 2021. The Court has stated that it will decide on the issue after elections take place. The Court has similarly stayed 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in local body polls in Madhya Pradesh. (Read More)
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