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TL govt to move SC against order on quota in local body polls

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The government today decided to appeal in the against the interim orders of on the ceiling for reservations in the coming Panchayat Raj elections in the state.

"K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced that the interim orders of the High Court that reservations in the Panchayat Raj elections should not exceed 50 per cent will be appealed in the by the government," a release from the CM's office said.

Rao has decided that the would appeal to the that its "earlier permission to implement 61 per cent reservation in Telangana, including 34 per cent reservation to the backward classes," be reinstated, it said.

The asked the cabinet sub-committee on the issue to meet tomorrow and take up the necessary exercise to file a petition in the Apex Court, in consultation with the general and all concerned officers, it said.

"The criticised that the party filed the petition through its party sarpanch Swapna Reddy opposing the 34 per cent reservation for backward classes and thus obstructing reservation for them," the release said.

The is fully committed to provide 34 per cent reservation to Backward Classes and that the necessary legal battle would be fought to achieve it, Rao said.

The had yesterday issued an interim order directing the government to ensure that reservation to OBCs and others in the coming local body polls is as per the overall 50 per cent quota fixed by the Supreme Court.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:30 IST