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Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday announced that the State government will move the Supreme Court against the interim orders of the High Court that reservations should not exceed 50 per cent in Panchayat Raj elections.

The Chief Minister has decided that the government would appeal to the Supreme Court that the earlier permission of the Apex court to implement 61 per cent reservation in Telangana including 34 per cent reservation for Backward Classes be reinstated.

The Chief Minister has instructed the Cabinet sub-committee to meet on Wednesday and carry out necessary exercise for filing a petition in Supreme Court. He also suggested that the additional advocate general as well as concerned officers are also invited to attend the Cabinet sub-committee meeting. The meeting will discuss thoroughly the pro’s and con’s of the issue and finalise the strategy to present the argument in the court and the necessity to implement 61 per cent reservation in Telangana Panchayat Raj Institutions.

The Chief Minister slammed the Congress for filing the petition through its party sarpanch Swapna Reddy opposing the 34 per cent reservation for BCs and thus obstructing reservation for them. The Chief Minister made it clear that the State government was fully committed to provide 34 per cent reservation to BCs and the necessary legal battle will be fought to achieve this.



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