LUCKNOW: The matter related to the OBC reservation in the urban local body polls will be taken up by the Allahabad high court on Wednesday.
While hearing the arguments of the state government and the petitioners the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Tuesday evening decided to take up the matter again on the next day.
More than two dozen petitions have been clubbed with the public interest litigation filed by Vaibhav Pandey before the court against the procedure followed by the Uttar Pradesh government while deciding the reservation for other backward class candidates.
The urban development department had announced the ward wide reservation for 762 local bodies in phases onwards December 1.
However, Pandey through his counsel advocate Sharad Pathak told the court that the triple test formula as mandated by the Supreme Court for conducting local body polls was not followed by the urban development department of the state.
Staying the state election commission from announcing the date of poll the high court bench asked state government to provide its response to the plea. The case is being heard from December 12.
Additional advocate general of the state VK Shahi said that the state government wants to conduct the polls as early as possible.
“We have filed our counter affidavit before the court which covers all the aspects. We are hoping the matter will be decided on December 21 when the matter is taken up again,” said Shahi.





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