The Supreme Court retained a 10 per cent reservation for weaker sectors of the economy in the general category. EWS booking continues in Korea. In 2019, three out of five judges supported the 103rd amendment to the Constitution. The central government introduced a 10% reserve for the poor in the general category through a constitutional amendment.
The 103rd amendment, which introduced the provision, was challenged by the Supreme Court. On the fifth bench, three judges, Judge Dinesh Maheshwari, Judge Bela Trivedi and Judge J.B. Pardiwala, voted in favour of the EWS clause. Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice W. W. Lalit and Justice Ravindra Bhatt opposed the EWS clause.
BJP told victory of Modi’s mission
The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court upholds the validity of the 10 per cent EWS reservation amongst the General Category.
This is yet another victory for PM Shri @narendramodi in His mission to provide social justice to India's Poor.
— C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) November 7, 2022
General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party C. T. Ravi called the decision of the Supreme Court a victory for the Modi government’s mission of promoting social justice. Meanwhile, Minister of State for law SP Bagel called this decision a smile on the faces of low-income children. Regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on the EWS, Unification Minister Giriraj Singh said that everyone who believes in the Constitution is ready to accept the court’s decision. We respect the decisions of the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court is casteist, I stand by it: Udit Raj
मैं गरीब सवर्णों के आरक्षण के विरुद्ध नही हूं बल्कि उस मानसिकता का हूं कि जब जब SC/ST/OBC का मामला आया तो हमेशा SC ने कहा कि इंदिरा साहनी मामले में लगी 50% सीमा पार नही की जा सकती।
— Dr. Udit Raj (@Dr_Uditraj) November 7, 2022
House Minority Leader Udit Raj tweeted: “The Supreme Court is caste-based. I support my statement. I am not against the reservation of poor upper castes but of the mindset that when the SC/ST/OBC matter came up, SC always said that the 50% limit in the Indira Sawhney case cannot be crossed. The Supreme Court turned U-Turn. Whenever SC/ST/OBC reservation matters come, SC always reminds the limit of 50%.”