Updates from : the Hindu : Prime Minister says the 10% quota has been given without impacting the existing reservation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 17 said the constitutional amendment to provide 10% reservation to the poor in the general category was achieved due to the political will of his government and it would be implemented from this academic year. “The new reservation will be implemented in 40,000 colleges across 900 universities in the country from this academic year. The number of seats will be increased by 10%,” he said. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the 1,500-bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Science and Research in Ahmedabad, Mr. Modi said the economic reservation had been given without impacting the existing social reservati
‘He failed to disclose pending cases’ The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to respond to a petition for the annulment of his 2014 election to the Assembly for non-disclosure in his affidavit of two criminal cases pending against him. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, passed the order on an appeal by Satish Ukey, who said Mr. Fadnavis did not disclose the information as required under the election law. The cases pertain to cheating and forgery charges. The petition said the non-disclosure violated Section 125A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The Bombay High Court had set aside the sessions court’s decision to entertain Mr. Ukey’s case. The court had said failure to furnish information on a pending
Updates from : The Hindu : The BJP chief has planned a series of review meetings with various stakeholders, beginning Thursday BJP chief Amit Shah, who has not yet publicly reacted to the party’s loss in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, has convened a series of review meetings, starting Thursday, with central office-bearers in charge of the States and the party’s youth wing. On the anvil for Thursday’s scheduled seven-hour meeting would be lessons that the party could glean from the defeats and suggestions on how to keep the BJP worker invested in the party’s electoral project. A senior leader involved with the elections in Madhya Pradesh told The Hinduthat while the party had fought “valiantly”, the three defeats had proved the centrality of the party worker.