The BJP is preventing the Governor from signing the Reservation Amendment Bill: CM
Raipur. With a bill increasing overall reservation in Chhattisgarh to 76%, including 32% for Scheduled Tribes, pending in the Raj Bhawan for nearly two weeks, the state government claimed that the governor is not approving it due to BJP pressure on her.
The Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly passed the bill during a two-day special session on December 1 and 2. The state government sent the bill to the governor for approval. However, she had not yet seen the bill. According to Raj Bhawan sources, she is consulting with legal experts and reviewing its legal aspects.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel alleges that the BJP’s refusal to allow the governor to sign the bill has triggered political chaos in the state. Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the governor, who had earlier said that she would sign immediately during the process of tabling the bill, is now putting ifs and buts, apparently hinting at the BJP role behind the development in the Raj Bhawan. “The governor is a tribal woman and also innocent.” said the chief minister.
Governor Anusuiya Uikey had said on December 2, the day the bill was passed in the assembly, that she would sign it in a day or two. According to reports, Raj Bhawan intends to send the bill back to the government for reconsideration.
Ajay Chandrakar told the media in Raipur that the topic is related to the general public. The Congress party has tried to implement reservation without study. “All our objections were brushed aside. Such a step was taken deliberately only because of the Bhanupratappur by-election. “Today, ST, SC, and OBC youth of every class in Chhattisgarh are feeling cheated,” he said.
On December 2, amid a heated debate, the Assembly passed the reservation amendment bills.
SC has 13% of the reservations, ST has 32%, OBC has 27%, and the poor general category has 4%. In district cadre recruitments, reservations were set in proportion to population. The maximum limit for OBCs is 27%, and the poor general category has a limit of 4%.
On the night of December 2, five ministers came to meet the governor regarding the bills. She assured us that she would sign the bills as soon as possible. The next day, she said to sign by Monday. Since then, the matter has kept getting postponed.