Mumbai, Sept. 21 -- Faisal Malik

The Maharashtra government has sent the ordinance to provide reservation to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the local bodies elections to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for final approval. The ordinance can be promulgated only after the governor's approval.

Last week, the state decided to promulgate an ordinance to make amendment to the legislations to provide political reservation to the OBC community in local bodies without breaching the 50% reservation cap mandated by the Supreme Court. The decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.

An official said Koshyari has raised a query on the ordinance, but there was no official confirmation about it. "In case of a query by the gov...