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Maharashtra BJP accuses MVA govt not taking initiative to give political reservation to OBCs

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Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil/Image via IANS

Nagpur: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Wednesday accused that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government does not want to give a political reservation to OBCs.

He was addressing the OBC Jaagar Abhiyan programme of BJP. He asked the saffron party workers to visit villages and create awareness about the OBC quota.

Patil stressed reaching out to OBCs and make them aware of their rights If a political reservation for OBCs has to continue.

He asked BJP workers to reach out to the people at the taluka level with questionnaires including questions such as who introduced the OBC quota and which government was in power when it was implemented?

Patil said collecting empirical data is very easy and it can be done in three days from a city or a village.

The Supreme Court in March this year had read down the OBC quota in local bodies.

The Maharashtra government had requested the Supreme Court to direct the Centre and other concerned authorities to disclose to the state the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 raw caste data of Other Backward Classes (OBCs), which is not made available to them on "repeated demand".

The BJP chief also accused that the MVA government doesn't listen unless being pressured referring to the recent reopening of temples after a long gap.

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