Yogi Adityanath government filed SLP in Supreme Court, seeking stay on High Court order
The Allahabad High Court had on Tuesday ordered the local body elections in the state to be conducted without OBC reservation. The High Court had directed to declare the seats reserved for OBCs as normal in the civic elections.
The UP government has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court's order allowing the local body elections to be held without reservation for Other Backward Classes.
In the SLP, the state government has requested to stay the order of the Allahabad High Court and to hold body elections with OBC reservation after the report of the UP State Local Bodies Dedicated Backward Classes Commission. The Allahabad High Court had on Tuesday ordered the local body elections in the state to be conducted without OBC reservation. The High Court had directed to declare the seats reserved for OBCs as normal in the civic elections.
The High Court had issued an immediate notification to the government and ordered the civic body elections to be held. On receiving the order of the High Court, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that according to the intention of the Supreme Court, the state government will set up a commission and provide reservation facilities to OBC citizens on the basis of triple test. Only after this the body elections will be conducted.
The state government on Wednesday constituted a five-member commission to recommend reservation for backward classes in civic elections. Retired IAS officers Chob Singh Verma and Mahendra Kumar, former Additional Legal Advisor Santosh Kumar Vishwakarma and former Additional Legal Advisor and Additional District Judge Brijesh Kumar Soni have been appointed as members of the commission constituted under the chairmanship of retired Justice Ram Avtar Singh of Allahabad High Court.