SC serves Notice to Chief Secretary over not providing reservation to OBCs in municipal elections

Ranchi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice of contempt to the Chief Secretary of the Government of Jharkhand. The Supreme Court gave this notice during the hearing of a contempt petition filed by Giridih MP Chandra Prakash Chowdhary in the Supreme Court. During the hearing, senior advocate Amit Kumar appeared on behalf of the applicant.

Giridih MP Chandra Prakash Chowdhary has filed a contempt petition against the Jharkhand government in the Supreme Court. He has filed this contempt petition against the holding of municipal elections in Jharkhand without OBC reservation.

MP Chandra Prakash Chowdhary had said in his petition that the state government had not followed the affidavit filed in the Supreme Court before the panchayat elections. Against the said affidavit, the government has decided to hold body elections without reservation for OBCs.

In this sequence, it is noteworthy that MP Chandraprakash Chowdhary had filed a petition regarding the implementation of OBC reservation in the Supreme Court before the Panchayat elections, then the Supreme Court was told by the Jharkhand government that the triple test related to OBC reservation is under process and Jharkhand.

The government is committed to complying with the instructions given by the Supreme Court regarding OBC reservation by completing the process of the triple test in future elections. It has been said in the contempt petition that on the one hand, the Jharkhand government says in the Supreme Court that it will comply with the decision given by the Supreme Court in the context of OBC reservation, while on the other hand, the Jharkhand government takes a decision to conduct municipal elections without giving reservations to OBCs. 

From this, it has become clear that the intention of the Jharkhand government is not good towards OBCs and it is also contempt of court on one side.

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