Will Move SC Against HC Stay On Reservations: KCR
The CM said his government would ask the Supreme Court to reinstate its earlier permission to Telangana to implement 61% reservation including 34% for the backward classes.
Hyderabad | 10th July 2018
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today announced that the state government would move the Supreme Court against the interim orders of the High Court that reservations should not exceed 50% in the Panchayat Raj elections.
The Chief Minister has decided that the government would ask the Supreme Court to reinstate its earlier permission to Telangana to implement 61% reservation including 34% for the backward classes.
The Chief Minister has asked the Cabinet sub-committee to meet on Wednesday and undertake the necessary exercise for filing a petition to the effect in the Supreme Court.
He also suggested that the Additional Advocate-General as well as all concerned officers be invited to the cabinet sub-committee meeting, and that all attendees discuss thoroughly the pros and cons of the issue and finalize the argument to be made in the apex court for the necessity to implement 61% reservation in the Telangana Panchayat Raj institutions.
The Chief Minister criticized the Congress for filing a petition through its party sarpanch Swapna Reddy opposing the 34% reservation for backward classes. He said that the state government was fully committed to providing 34% reservation to the BCs and that the necessary legal battle would be fought for it.
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