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BJP's Suratha Biswal Rakes Up OBC Card
BJP Rakes Up OBC Candidature Card To Corner BJD Ahead Of Odisha Panchayat Polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brought forth the issue of OBC candidature once again on Thursday following the release of the final list of candidates who will contest the three tier Panchayat polls in Odisha.

Collectorate Under Siege!
OBC Reservation Row: Protesting BJP Workers Storm Into District Collector’s Office

OBC Reservation Row: Protesting BJP Workers Storm Into District Collector’s Office

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Odisha Panchayat Polls 2022: OBC Front Takes To Streets In Bolangir Over Reservations

Thousands of members belonging to the OBC Front blocked a road too disrupting vehicular traffic for quite some time before submitting a memorandum to the Additional Collector.

Tribal Outfit Ups The Ante Over OBC Reservation In Rural Polls
Tribal Outfit Ups The Ante Over OBC Reservation In Rural Polls

The members of the outfit- Paschim Odisha Adivasi Kalyan Sangha- took out the rally and held a Maha Meli (meeting) in front of the office of the district Collector. They alleged that their community has been sidelined in the reservation of seats for candidates in the forthcoming elections.

Slugfest Over OBC Quota: BJP Targets To Collect over 50Lakh Signature To Mount Pressure On Govt 
Slugfest Over OBC Quota: BJP Targets To Collect over 50Lakh Signature To Mount Pressure On Govt 

The State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to intensify its campaign and attack on the ruling BJD on the OBC reservation issue. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Launches Protest Demanding ‘Justice For OBCs’
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Launches Protest Demanding ‘Justice For OBCs’

The party also raised questions on the effectiveness of the State OBC Commission and termed it ‘a failure’ which could not put the interests of the OBCs in the front.

BJD Pledges 40 PC Tickets To OBC Candidates In Panchayat, Municipal Polls
BJD Pledges 40 PC Tickets To OBC Candidates In Panchayat, Municipal Polls

Party's organisational secretary Pranab Prakash Das moved the resolution which was unanimously supported and subsequently approved by party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD To Give Preference To OBCs During Selection Of Candidates
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD To Give Preference To OBCs During Selection Of Candidates

As per the list released by the SEC, no seat has been reserved for backward class in 14 districts of the State. Similarly, there is only one seat reserved for the backward class in Boudh district while two seats are reserved for the category in Subarnapur district.

Panchayat Polls: Cut In Quota For OBCs Irks Opposition In Odisha
Panchayat Polls: Cut In Quota For OBCs Irks Opposition In Odisha

There are 104 seats reserved for Backward Class Citizens (BCC) and Backward Class Citizens Women (BCCW) in the Zilla Parishad polls.

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Panchayat Polls: Opposition Smells Rat In Draft Reservation, Govt Refutes Allegations

The Odisha Opposition on Sunday targeted the State government over the Panchayat Reservation Law passed recently in the last Assembly Monsoon session, alleging the law as faulty

Odisha Panchayat Polls: OBC Reservation
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Row Erupts Over 'Negligence' In Reservation For OBCs

Reports collated from various places in Bhadrak, Bargarh, and from Malkangiri to Mayurbhanj, voices of dissent against neglect to OBCs reservations in the draft list for Zilla Parishad posts have warmed the State politics. 

Pleas Against Quota For OBCs, EWS In NEET, SC Issues Notice
Pleas Against Quota For OBCs, EWS In NEET, SC Issues Notice

The plea contended that petitioners and similarly affected candidates were shocked to note the reservation in 15 per cent UG and 50 per cent PG All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS and MD/MS/MDS), which comes into effect from the current academic session 2021-22.

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Cabinet Nod To Odisha Gram Panchayat Election Rules Paves Way For Panchayat Polls

The Cabinet has also reportedly given its approval to the Odisha Municipal Act. Once it comes into effect, reservations will be done as the population of the SCs, STs and backward classes.

BJD Reiterates Demand For Caste-Based Census, Warns Of Massive Protest
BJD Reiterates Demand For Caste-Based Census, Warns Of Massive Protest

BJP's OBC Morcha chief Surath Biswal said that the party is not silent on the matter, but rather hitting out at the ruling-BJD, Biswal stressed that it was only after the intervention of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan that an OBC commission was set up in the State.

Odisha Govt Betrayed Backward Caste, Denied Them Constitutional Rights; Says BJP
Odisha Govt Betrayed Backward Caste, Denied Them Constitutional Rights; Says BJP

The Central government has allotted 27 per cent reservation in education and recruitment. However, the State government has failed to meet these standards.

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BJD’s SEBC Reservation Move Ahead Of Odisha Panchayat Elections Draws Criticism

The ruling-BJD in Odisha faced stiff opposition after it announced that it will field 27% candidates in the upcoming Panchayat elections from the Socially & Economically Backward Classes (SEBC).

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BJD Plays Caste Card Ahead Of Panchayat Polls; Announces 27 Pc Reservation For SEBC Candidates
BJD Plays Caste Card Ahead Of Panchayat Polls; Announces 27 Pc Reservation For SEBC Candidates

BJD today announced 27 per cent reservation for candidates belonging to the Socially & Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) in the upcoming Panchayat polls and other elections in the State.

Provisions For OBC Quota In Local Bodies Can't Breach 50% Limit: SC
Provisions For OBC Quota In Local Bodies Can't Breach 50% Limit: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that provisions for reservations of seats for OBCs in local bodies cannot breach the 50 per cent limit. A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi said that reservation for OBCs is only a “statutory” dispensation to be provided by the state legislations, unlike […]

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Odisha Govt Lacks Political Will To Implement Quota For OBC, Economical Weaker Sections: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: There is lack of political will to implement the 27% reservation for OBCs and 10 % for the economical weaker sections in Odisha, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Pradhan’s statement came two days after he shot off a letter to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, urging him to provide reservation for OBCs […]

OBC sub-categorization: President appoints Commission to examine!

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed a five-member Commission headed by Delhi High Court’s former Chief Justice G. Rohini to examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) under Article 340 of the Constitution, an official statement said. This decision has been taken to ensure more backward among the OBC communities to […]

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