WPA No.7963 of 2020
The State of W.B. and ors.
In this public interest litigation, petetioner had challenged the continuous & deleberate attempt of the state government in bypassing the mandate given by 9 judges bench of Honble Supreme Court in Indira Sahani’s case regarding 50% rule of reservation.
Supreme Court while giving emphasis on adequate representation rather than proportionate representation had made it mandatory that reservation can’t exceed more than 50 %.
But the State Government since 2011 by several Administrative orders time to time exceeds reservation more than 50% under different categories thereby keeping chances for general candidates very low.
It has been observed that in some cases 174 cadidates in Nadia zila Parishad are all belong to Muslim catagories.
It’s completely politically motivated & biased towards a particular community.
Honble High court yesterday admitted such PIL & directed state government to give Affidavit in opposition & fixed the matter for further hearing on 20 th January.