Jayant Patil also wondered how the state government failed before the apex court.
Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the 10 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) cannot be applied to post graduate medical courses in Maharashtra for the academic year 2019-20 as the admission process had begun long before the provision came into force.
Reacting to the Supreme Court order, Nationalist Congress Party said that “hoodwinking” people by speaking lies is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) specialty.
State Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Jayant Patil also wondered how the state government failed before the apex court despite chief minister Devendra Fadnavis having studied every aspect of the issue in detail.
“How come the government failed despite the chief minister studying every aspect in detail?” Mr Patil said in a tweet posted in Marathi.
A vacation bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose on Thursday said that the 10 per cent Economically Weaker Sections quota couldn’t be granted at the cost of others unless the Medical Council of India creates additional seats.
“Rules of game cannot be changed when the game is on” the top court said, pointing out that the admission process for post graduate medical courses in Maharashtra for 2019-20 started long before the 10 per cent quota for EWS came into force by 103rd Constitutional amendment and subsequent notification by the state.
The balance between the competing claims of parties involved will be upset if the reserved category students are allowed to take admissions in the post graduate medicalcourse and at later stage their admissions were found to be untenable, it said.