The Maharashtra State Election Commission was told by the Supreme Court to notify the election process within two weeks for local body elections to be held soon in the state. The elections had been held up over the OBC quota the government wanted to implement.
The arguments over the Shiv Sena petition against the Governor's order calling for floor test was challenged in the Supreme Court by the Maharashtra government, represented by Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Supreme Court on Monday, adjourned the hearing on the petition seeking caste census. A bench by Justice Nageswara Rao today said one such petition is pending in another bench as well. The Maharashtra government had already filed a petition in the Supreme Court on the subject of caste census.
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the interim report submitted by the State commission nominated by the state of Maharashtra, which recommended 27 percent reservation in favour of OBCs in local bodies elections in the State of Maharashtra.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reprimanded the Maharashtra government for insisting on holding local body elections on the basis of information and data already available with it concerning the Other Backward Classes, rather than submitting the same with the Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission.