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Why is Congress confused by the Supreme Court’s decision on EWS quota, where is the decision of support or opposition stuck?

New Delhi: When the Supreme Court decided to uphold 10 percent reservation for EWS, a stir started in the politics of the country. On the one hand, the Supreme Court’s decision on reservation is becoming a means for the BJP to get votes in the Gujarat and Himachal assembly elections, while on the other hand, this issue has put the Congress in a dilemma. When the 10 per cent EWS reservation was cleared by the Supreme Court on Monday, the Congress had welcomed it. But for the last two days, the Congress is preparing to file an objection against this decision. Why is the Congress worried about this issue amidst the election stir? And why is she not able to digest even after wanting the general class reservation. Let us know in which crisis the Congress is trapped.

Congress under pressure from southern politics
Voice has started rising from the southern states against EWS reservation. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, while presiding over an all-party meeting in Chennai along with senior leaders from the South, including the Congress, rejected the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, which provided for 10 per cent EWS quota. Expressing a different opinion from the Congress’ stand, Congress MP Karti Chidambaram said that he opposes 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) as it is divisive. With leaders from southern states, especially Tamil Nadu, opposing the EWS reservation, the Congress on Saturday said it is re-thinking the decision or conducting a political review in view of strong objections.

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Congress is taking legal opinion in southern states
Congress general secretary for communications Jairam Ramesh said, “Of course the party is in favor of 10 percent reservation for the poor of all classes, but the five judges of the Supreme Court have raised many different issues in their judgments, which the party is studying in detail.” The Congress is planning to soon file an objection to the exclusion of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs from the EWS quota. EWS quota is 10 percent reserved. In the southern states, the Congress is considering protesting over the issue and is also taking legal opinion.

Hard work of Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ can turn water
Congress has started Bharat Jodo Yatra across the country against unemployment and inflation. The big face of this journey is Rahul Gandhi. Political experts say that the people of South India are showing more enthusiasm for this journey than North India. The public gave a lot of support to Rahul Gandhi, who recently reached Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana. Rahul Gandhi also posted many such pictures and videos on social media, in which he is hugging people. On the other hand, Congress workers in the southern states have also worked hard to make the Bharat Jodo Yatra a success. In such a situation, a crisis has arisen in front of the Congress that if it supports the EWS reservation, then the Congress workers of the southern states will be angry and the Congress’s Bharat Jodi Yatra will get a big setback, its bad effect will be in the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024. can be seen.

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Big challenge before Mallikarjun Kharge
The new Congress President Mallakarjun Kharge belongs to Karnataka state of South India. Kharge is also considered a big leader of Dalits in South India. In such a situation, Congress will not take any major decision in haste regarding going in favor and opposition of EWS reservation. Although the Congress had given its support to the EWS reservation in a hurry after getting the green signal from the Supreme Court, but due to the political pressure from the South, now the Congress is not able to take any concrete decision on it. On the other hand, keeping in mind the politics of North India, a big responsibility has come in front of Kharge to form an opinion within the Congress on the decision of reservation.

Congress is considering changing its stand

According to party sources, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has started discussions with senior party leaders in view of the growing controversy in the southern states. Kharge on Friday had a lengthy discussion with two senior party leaders and advocates P Chidambaram and Abhishek Manu Singhvi on the legal complexities involved in the Supreme Court verdict. Both these leaders have been entrusted with the task of suggesting a legal alternative for the party.

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Learn about the case in detail
The Supreme Court on Monday approved the reservation given to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit ruled in favor of the 103rd amendment to the Constitution in 3:2. However, Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justice Ravindra Bhat expressed their opinion against the EWS quota. The remaining three judges said that this amendment is not against the basic spirit of the Constitution. It is noteworthy that in the EWS quota, the general category has got 10 percent reservation on economic basis. This decision was challenged. The top court had refused to stay the reservation. With this decision, now 10 percent reservation will continue for the economically backward upper castes in the country.

Who will get the benefit of EWS reservation
The EWS quota provides reservation to the general category of economically weaker sections of the population, unlike reservation based on caste and class. Whether a person belonging to a general category comes under EWS depends on the annual income of his family. For a person coming under EWS quota, his or his family income should be less than Rs 8 lakh. The source of income also includes agriculture, business and other occupations.



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