Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to the BSP to a reasonable extent in 2007, gradually shifted to the BJP over the last seven years.
In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said that caste enumeration in Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 was “fraught” with mistakes and inaccuracies.
'Atrocities are still happening against backward communities. Though there have been government interventions to end caste- based discriminations from the society, we are yet to see any positive result.', said Ramdas Athawale
This huge number of certificates were issued following a flood of applications triggered by the Bengal CM's scheme for monthly financial assistance to female heads of families, named Lakshmir Bhandar.
OBC voters are solidly behind the BJP, says UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh in this interview with Outlook.
The BJP has tasked state OBC leaders Keshav Prasad Maurya and Swatantra Dev Singh to be “arms of CM Adityanath” and lead the party to victory
The BJD’s move comes barely three days after a delegation of the party MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought a legislation to raise quota for OBCs in the state.
Odisha is among the few states which are yet to accord 27% reservation to OBCs because of the 50% cap imposed by the apex court in the Indra Sawhney case.
The Amendment Bill seeks to restore the powers of states to notify backward classes, bypassing a May 2021 Supreme Court ruling that said only the Centre could notify socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs).
Opposition on Monday lent its support to the Centre on a constitutional amendment bill allowing states and union territories to make their own Other Backward Classes (OBC) list.
Her remarks come close on the heels of Nitish Kumar seeking an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the tricky issue of caste-based census which the Centre has proposed to hold only for SCs and STs.
Apart from central universities, the Ministry of Education's data showed 89 per cent of the posts sanctioned for OBCs lying vacant in the Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore.
There are now as many as 47 members from disadvantaged communities in the 77-member Council of Ministers.
The senior BJP leader said OBCs are being purposely deprived of the political reservation.
The SC made the observation while hearing pleas challenging the Bombay HC verdict which upheld the grant of quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra.
The High Court had accepted the Maharashtra government's argument that the Maratha community was socially and educationally backwards.
Jats and Muslim communities demand inclusion in the Central OBC list
The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 was enacted to grant reservation to people of Maratha community in Maharashtra in jobs and admissions.
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