Bengaluru: OBC reservation for Muslim community in Karnataka has been canceled. It has been decided to give reservations to Lingayat and Vokkaliga, prominent communities of the state. The government canceled the 4 percent OBC reservation for the Muslim community. It is being criticized that the action of two percent reservation each for the two prominent communities is ahead of the upcoming assembly elections.
The cabinet meeting on Friday also decided to include the Muslim community in the 10 percent advance reservation. With the new measure, the OBC reservation for Vokkaligas has gone up to 6 percent and the Lingaya reservation to 7 percent.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has granted time to the Karnataka government to submit the report of the commission on political reservation and OBC reservation in local bodies by March 31, 2023.