Petition against OBC reservation filed in Bombay HC, hearing on January 9

OBC leader Prakash Anna Shendge alleged that Petitioner Sarate is an RSS activist and is working against reservation


Amid Maratha Reservation row, a petition on Wednesday was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the Other Backward Class (OBC) reservation quota and seeking its cancellation.

Talking to Mumbai Live, Petitioner Dr Balasaheb Sarate informed that the OBC reservation is based on caste and 34 per cent beneficiaries have been granted 32 per cent reservation quota. On these bases, he claimed that the OBC reservation is “wrong” and has demanded to cancel the same. 

The petition which will be heard on January 9 stated that no was study or survey conducted while granting reservation to OBC community. For 34 per cent people from OBC community, 32 per cent reservation is much more than needed. 

Adding more to this, OBC leader Prakash Anna Shendge in a conversation with Mumbai Live, alleged that petitioner Sarate is a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists and he is working against reservation. Maratha Kranti Morcha has also alleged that Dr Sarate is against Maratha reservation.

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OBC communities asserted that the reservation given to them is constitutional and said that they will defy Sarate’s claims in the court. The meeting of OBC leaders was called on Thursday to plan the further course of action. 

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