Central Govt. makes the move; filed review petition on Maratha reservation

As per reports, a reconsideration petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the decision given earlier on Maratha Reservation issue based on the 102nd Constitution Amendment.

Central Govt. makes the move; filed review petition on Maratha reservation

The Central Government has filed a reconsideration petition in the Supreme Court against the decision issued regarding the Maratha Reservation on the issue of 102nd Amendment. As per reports, this was filed based by the Union Ministry of Social Justice based on the Supreme Court Rules, 2013.

Earlier, when the Maratha reservation-related issue was heard before a five-member bench of the Supreme Court, the bench had ruled that only the Central Government or the President of India has the right to decide if a society is  socially and educationally backward as per the 102nd Amendment. Keeping this in mind, the Maratha reservation drafted by the Maharashtra government was declared invalid. The judges had also ruled that the rights of the states were unaffected. 

The Center has now filed a reconsideration petition. Many party leaders from Maharashtra also stated that the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government should have filed a petition instead of blaming the centre or shifting its responsibility. However, with this revised move, the hopes of the Maratha community have once again increased, said BJP State President Chandrakant Patil.

Patil took to Twitter to share more information and also thanked the central government for filing this petition. 

Sharing his thought, former CM of Maharashtra and the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis said that even after the 102nd Amendment, the states have the right to determine the backward classes, and this was already the role of the central government. 

Meanwhile, the state government has also appointed a committee to study the Supreme Court's verdict on Maratha reservation. The leaders of the MVA recently met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari regarding the matter. Discussions were held with the Centre and the party leaders will soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this issue.

MumbaiLive would like to send you latest news updates