The Cabinet meeting was held after the state received permission from the Election Commission of India (ECI) to promulgate the ordinance even as the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections was in place.
Gaurav Lodha, who graduated from the Solapur Government Medical College and secured the 54th rank in the state list, said, “We have been protesting for a long time but not even a corporator meets us or supports us”.
On Thursday, the state government received the Election Commission of India’s (EC) permission for promulgating the Ordinance while the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections is still in place. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has called a special meeting of his Cabinet on Friday when this Ordinance is expected to be approved.
“The state government will approach the Supreme Court tomorrow. We will argue before the court that we initiated the admission process for the postgraduate medical courses after the law was enacted,” Patil told a regional news channel.
Responding to the court’s query, government counsel V A Thorat said that while SEBC and Other Backward Class are one and same, the state government did not want to disturb the other class, as otherwise they “could have broken each others head”.
A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati H Dangre are hearing arguments from the state government on three petitions challenging the notification published by the Maharashtra government in November 2018.
A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati H Dangre, which is hearing the final arguments in the matter, Tuesday told the last set of petitioners that it will grant them some time to argue and then the state shall begin with its argument.
Sancheti argued that as per the MSBCC report, Rambhau Mahalagi Sanstha, an organisation that had surveyed 5,499 families in Konkan region, is associated with the BJP, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the RSS.