Resident of Pernem Shekhar Govind Pednekar on Wednesday filed a petition before the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court seeking de-reservation of ward No. 9 in Pernem Municipal Council for Scheduled Tribe and instead reserving it for Scheduled Caste.
In his petition, Shekhar argued that of the 469 registered voters in Ward No. 9, 225 belong to the Scheduled Caste while the number of Scheduled Tribe voters in the ward is negligible.
In fact, he said that because the Scheduled Tribe population was negligible, nobody filed the nomination papers when the ward was reserved for Scheduled Tribe and therefore prayed that the ward be reserved for Scheduled Caste instead.