Khadse slams Govt, Advocate General over OBC bill

Maharashtra Government received flak in the state Assembly for delaying the implementation of reservation for OBCs in promotions, even though a bill in this regard was passed six years ago.

Updated: Apr 13, 2011, 21:09 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government on Wednesday received flak in the state Assembly for delaying the
implementation of reservation for OBCs in promotions, even
though a bill in this regard was passed six years ago.

The state advocate general too came in for sharp
criticism in this regard.

Leader of Opposition, Eknath Khadse (BJP) questioned the
need for the government to seek Advocate General`s opinion?on
a legislation which had been passed unanimously by Assembly.
"Who gave Advocate General the right to stop legislation
passed by the Assembly from being converted into an Act?" he
asked.

He alleged that the government?was promoting caste-divide
and deliberating withholding the implementation of the
legislation.
Government officials challenging the decisions of the
Legislative Assembly had no right to continue in office, he
said. "It shows how weak government has become," he said.

The opposition leader was supported by Jitendra Awhad
(NCP) who asked if Advocate General was above Constitution.
AG`s actions amounted to infringement of the rights of House,
he said.

Both Khadse and Awhad demanded immediate implementation
of the OBC quota in promotions.

PTI