unbiased MLA Jignesh Mevani and round 9 Congress legislators have been suspended for a day from the Gujarat Legislative meeting for speeding into the effectively of the residence and shouting slogans to demand a dialogue on the OBC reservation on Thursday, the final day of the session.
simply a few of these MLAs have been even evicted by marshals as they refused to go away the residence regardless of suspension. Following the suspension and eviction, all of the remaining Congress MLAs staged a brief walkout, as they returned after a whereas to take part inside the dialogue on funds.
When the residence was discussing a invoice regarding the Gujarat nationwide regulation college, senior Congress MLA Baldevji Thakor out of the blue demanded a dialogue on reservation quota for completely different Backward packages (OBCs) inside the panchayat our bodies.
After Speaker Nimaben Acharya did not settle for Mr. Thakor’s demand, Jignesh Mevani rushed in direction of the effectively. He was adopted by Mr. Thakor and one other MLAs, collectively with Vimal Chudasama, Raghu Desai, and Vikram Madam.
whereas virtually 10 MLAs sat inside the effectively of the residence, completely different legislators of the event, who acquired here with placards, raised “Give OBCs, 27 per cent reservation” and “We demand caste-primarily based census” slogans.
Irked over this sudden protest by the Congress, the ruling Bharatiya Janata event (BJP), led by Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Trivedi, urged the Speaker to take movement in opposition to the “unruly” Congress MLAs.
The Speaker then ordered suspension of these 9 to 10 MLAs, collectively with Mr. Thakor and Mr. Mevani, who have been inside the effectively. Since simply a few of them refused to exit, marshals evicted them using power.
On Wednesday, Mr. Mevani and 14 Congress legislators had been suspended for a day from the Gujarat meeting for unruly behaviour and evicted by marshals.
talking to reporters afterwards, senior MLA Amit Chavda mentioned OBCs want to be given 27% quota in native panchayat our bodies as a outcome of they comprise greater than 50% of the State’s inhabitants.
“we have learnt that officers are offering false information with reference to the OBC inhabitants inside the state. it will extra get rid of OBCs from the electoral system. Thus, aside from the 27 per cent quota, we additionally demand a caste-primarily based census earlier than the quota is finalised. nonetheless the BJP authorities was not ready for a dialogue inside the meeting on this important concern,” Mr. Chavda alleged.
The BJP authorities inside the State had normal a devoted fee in July to collect and analyse information with reference to the character and implications of backwardness in native our bodies, an practice needed for fixing OBC quota in panchayat polls.
The fee, normal as per the directives of the Supreme courtroom, is headed by retired Gujarat extreme courtroom decide okay.S. Jhaveri.
Earlier this month, delegations from the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress had submitted representations to the panel, which was normal to look into the character and implications of backwardness in native our bodies to search out out on reservation for OBCs.
under the Gujarat Panchayats Act, 10% seats are reserved for the OBC group in gram panchayat elections.