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Govt submits reply to Governor on Reservation Bill


Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur, December 25, 2022: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today said the Government has submitted the information sought by Governor Anusuiya Uikey regarding the controversial Reservation Amendment bill.

"We have sent the reply to the Raj Bhawan," Chief Minister Baghel told reporters today.

Although there is no such provision in the Constitution of asking for information, but the state government has submitted that, the Chief Minister said.

The Governor had earlier stated that she will not sign the Bill until she got the reply. Since we have submitted the reply now the Governor should put his seal of approval on the bill, Baghel said.

On December 02 last Chhattisgarh Assembly passed a government bill to give 76 per cent reservation to SC, ST and others.

Chief Minister Baghel had moved two separate bills which were passed after detailed discussions to give Scheduled Tribe (ST) 32 per cent, Schedule Caste (SC) 13 per cent, Other Backward Class (OBC) 27 per cent and 4 per cent reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), totalling 76 per cent.

The house also passed a resolution to put that amendment in the 9th Schedule of the Constitution.

The High Court had previously rejected the reservation quota, which was exceeding 50 per cent and since the new amendment has preferred 76 per cent quota, that has become one of the point of contention between the Raj Bhawan and the Government among others.

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