Tamil Nadu Government on 26th February passed the bill for a 10.5 percent internal quota for Vanniyar Community in the Most Backward Class category. Edappadi Palaniswami, who was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, read a statement in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on February 26 when the election was announced. The statement, “Demands have been received from the Vanniya Kula Chhatriyas for individual reservation in educational institutions and government appointments. Tamil Nadu Backward Commission Chairman We examined the requests made by various communities to provide internal reservations for various sections of the Most Backward, Seer Marabinar.
The judges who passed the order, in this case, today said, “Reservation should be given only after proper caste-wise survey, how can the reservation be given without proper survey?”, This law has been passed in haste considering the assembly elections against the constitution. Does the state government have the authority to enact this?’ The judges also questioned.
Also, ‘Can the reservation be given on the basis of caste? We raised six questions including whether reservation can be granted without proper data. The explanation given by the government is not sufficient. Therefore, the reservation for the Vanniyar community is invalid’.