DMK MP’s request to PM

4 July 2022, 12:27 pm
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DMK Rajya Sabha MP P Wilson has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shift census from the union list to the concurrent list by enacting a Constitutional amendment to break the deadlock in implementation of OBC reservation in local bodies for the last 30 years.

Referring to several Supreme Court verdicts striking down reservation for OBCs in local bodies in states for want of empirical data, Wilson, in his letter to the PM, said, “There is a Constitutional deadlock prevailing in granting reservations to OBCs in local bodies. The judicial declarations restraining grant of OBC reservations in local bodies has created obstacles in achieving the object of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments.”

Claiming that the Union, for its part, has so far taken no steps in seeking review of the judicial pronouncements before the SC, as it had promised earlier, the DMK MP said, “It would be more useful if the Union just shares the caste census data that it has collected 11 years ago.”