Mysuru: The Backward Classes Regional Reservation Protection Forum, staged a protest demanding not to conduct the elections to local bodies if there is no sanction of reservation quotas for Backward Classes.
The protesters, who had gathered in front of the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday May 18 said, “There is no reservation for Backward Classes in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. This has caused the Backward Classes to suffer political setbacks due to the lack of reservation. The Supreme Court has ordered the election of local bodies without any reservation. This is a setback for the backward communities.”
They added, “Any notice or announcement on the elections to the local bodies should not be issued until the reservation of Backward Classes dispute is settled. This situation would not have arisen if the Government had taken responsibility in the last four months and submitted the report to the Commission for Backward Classes. The Government should immediately take action and appeal to the Supreme Court. It should immediately call a special session and pass an order to reschedule the election of local bodies in the Assembly after six months and accept the commission report by Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission Chairman H. Kantharaj, and submit the same for a three-step verification. The report must later be submitted to the Supreme Court.”