The senior Congress official further said he was “proud” to be a Hindu but was not stupid. “I proudly say that I am a Hindu but I am not an idiot,” Nath was quoted as saying by ANI news agency.
This comes a day after the Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission (SEC) announced the schedule for the three-tier panchayat polls.
The former CM further claimed that the OBCs had zero positions for Zilla panchayat members in 19 districts, zero positions for Janpad panchayat chairpersons in 28 districts and zero positions for Janpad panchayat members in 10 districts.
Notably, the state government has embarked on a process of rebooking seats as directed by the Supreme Court, based on the report of Madhya Pradesh State’s OBC Welfare Commission.
Official statistics on new seat reservations are not yet available in compiled form. However, Congress alleged that the new process only reduced the number of seats reserved for the OBC community.