UP Civic Polls: SC To Hear On 4 Jan State Govt Plea Against Allahabad HC Verdict To Hold Local Body Polls Without OBC Quota
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on 4 January the plea of UP government challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the State poll panel to hold urban local body elections without reservation for the OBCs. Read on for details:
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on 4 January the plea of Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the State poll panel to hold urban local body elections without reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud for an urgent hearing.
The apex court said it will hear the case on Wednesday.
The Uttar Pradesh government has approached the top court challenging the December 27 order of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court where it quashed a government's order of December 5 proposing reservations for OBCs in civic elections.
The High Court had ordered the State Election Commission to "immediately" notify elections to the urban local bodies without OBC quotas.
The government later constituted a five-member committee to carry out a survey to ensure adequate reservation for OBCs in the State urban local body polls by fulfilling the "triple test" formality as mandated by the Supreme Court.
The High Court had directed to include reservations for women as per the constitution. (ANI)