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EWS reservation: Congress leader files review petition against SC verdict

New Delhi: A review petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday against its decision to uphold the central government’s decision of providing 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) people.

Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Dr Jaya Thakur has filed the petition in the apex court seeking review of the November 7 verdict.

In its significant judgement, a five-judge Constitution bench, on November 7, upheld constitutional validity of the 103rd amendment which introduces reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

Chief Justice UU Lalit, Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, S Ravindra Bhat, Bela M Trivedi and JB Pardiwala heard a bunch of petitions challenging the Centre-introduced amendment.

It had delivered a 3:2 majority decision in favour of the 103rd Constitution Amendment.

The apex court ruled that the reservation on economic basis does not violate the essential features of the Constitution of India.

The 103rd amendment offers 10 per cent of reservation in admissions and government jobs that excluded the poor among the SC/ST/OBC categories. The bill introduced by the BJP-led central government was passed by both the houses in January, 2019.

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