Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Blaming Congress for, what he said, betraying OBCs of the state, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all efforts will be made to ensure that panchayat polls are held with OBC reservation in Madhya Pradesh.
He said this during a discussion on an adjournment motion brought by Congress on OBC reservation issue in panchayat polls on the second day of winter session on Tuesday.
CM Chouhan said that he was working day and night on the issue, had consulted legal experts and was in constant touch with PM Narendra Modi and union home minister Amit Shah. Union government will move to Supreme Court in this issue, said Chouhan in the House, summing up the debate on OBC reservation in panchayat polls.
Earlier, leader of Opposition, Kamal Nath said that several untrue facts were presented in the House. Nath said that limitation, rotation and reservation are the three main key points of discussion.
He said that one should look forward for a solution. The government should move to the court and ask for OBC reservation and Congress will support the petition.
Shivraj government did not conduct these exercises according to constitutional provisions. You cannot even blame Corona as the government conducted by-elections on 28 assembly seats. You had one and a half year to complete provisions for the panchayat polls but the government brought an ordinance. Why? asked Kamal Nath.
CM Chouhan said that his government has always thought for the welfare and development of all sections of the society. He said that his government gave jobs under 27% reservation to the OBCs except for the posts that were under litigation. Congress increased the OBC reservation to 27% but got it stuck through court but Shivraj government provided them jobs under it.
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