Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicMaratha quota

Topic: Maratha quota

Supreme Court rejects central govt’s review plea in Maratha reservation case

The review petition was against the 5 May judgment that had struck down reservation for the Maratha community brought in by the Maharashtra govt in 2018.

A ‘Dabang Sansad’ & a ‘gentleman’ — Shivaji descendants & BJP MPs out to lead Maratha protests

Udayanraje Bhosale and Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati have traditionally been cold to each other. But both are now demanding political action in the Maratha quota issue.

Implement Maratha quota, scrap 50% reservation cap, Thackeray govt asks Modi at Delhi meet

In a meeting with PM Modi Tuesday, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Cabinet Minister Ashok Chavan put forth a charter of 12 demands.

Uddhav engaging with Modi, even if to score political points, a good sign for Centre-state ties

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PM Modi assured to look into Maratha quota issue, GST compensation: CM Uddhav Thackeray

In a meeting with PM Modi in New Delhi, the Maharashtra CM-led delegation also discussed the Metro car shed, the land for which Centre has claimed ownership.

BJP ‘to prod’ Maratha community leaders to act against Uddhav govt after SC scraps quota

BJP’s Maharashtra unit has designated a handful of its senior leaders to tour different districts with a significant Maratha population.

Why Modi govt is reluctant to use its power to implement Maratha reservation

On 5 May, SC took away Maharashtra’s ability to grant quota, leaving it to Centre. But the judgment has out the Modi govt in a peculiar situation.

Supreme Court’s flawed verdict on Maratha quota shows why factoring caste history is crucial

Caste and varna abolition is now in the hands of RSS/BJP, which claims to represent all Indian Hindus, not just Dwijas, the upper castes.

New backward class lists to be drawn, 50% ceiling stays — what SC Maratha quota verdict means

Ruling that state govts don't have power to identify socially and educationally backward classes, SC laid the groundwork for new SEBC lists to be drawn for all states & UTs by the President.

Granting Maratha quota in admissions, govt jobs unconstitutional: What SC said in its order

In judgment striking down Maratha quota legislation, Supreme Court rejects Justice NG Gaikwad Commission's findings, says there is no exceptional circumstance to breach 50% quota cap.

On Camera

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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