The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not allow any elections in state until OBC reservation in restored in all local bodies polls, Opposition leader in state assembly Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday.
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Addressing the media at Vidhan Bhawan, Fadnavis said, “The Maha Vikas Aghadi government’s lackadaisical approach towards OBC reservation is shocking. It has miserably failed to safeguard the OBC reservation. Lack of political will on part of MVA stems from its total disregard for the political empowerment of OBCs in Maharashtra.”
He added: “Therefore, we have taken the decision not to allow any election till OBC political reservation is restored in local bodies.”
Asked about the date of civic body polls ahead, Fadnavis said, “We will not allow BMC polls without OBC quota. Holding BMC polls without OBC quota would amount to injustice to the community for five years.”