New Delhi: In a giant reduction for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Supreme Court docket on Wednesday put a keep on the Allahabad Excessive courtroom’s order directing the state authorities to carry city our bodies elections by January with out reservation to Different Backward Courses (OBCs). The Supreme Court docket additionally directed the state Backward Courses Fee to file a report on the political backwardness of the OBCs for giving quotas in native our bodies by March 31.
Supreme Court docket stays Allahabad Excessive Court docket’s order directing the Uttar Pradesh authorities to carry native city our bodies elections within the State by January with out granting reservation to OBCs. pic.twitter.com/SzeCaTzdit
— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2023
The UP authorities, which had earlier challenged the Excessive Court docket’s order, instructed the Supreme Court docket that the OBC Fee has already been fashioned and can full its activity by March.
In December, the Excessive Court docket blocked reservations for OBCs within the city our bodies’ polls, scrapping the draft notification for reservation. The bench had additionally ordered the Election Fee to instantly subject notification for the election.
The order got here following a petition that had objected to the state authorities’s transfer to subject a provisional listing of reserved seats for mayors of 17 municipal firms, chairpersons of 200 municipal councils and 545 nagar panchayats.