Though Madhya Pradesh High Court has stayed the arrest warrant issued against the State Chief Secretary Avani Vaish by the National Commission for SC, the issue has snowballed into a major controversy in the state with both BJP and Congress trading charges against each other.
Perhaps, it was for the first time that the arrest warrant was issued against the State's topmost officer, Chief Secretary by the NCSC on the issue of promoting officers of general category against the reserved posts.
"The decision of the High Court on the issue of NCSC warrant has made things crystal clear," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra said.
However, the NCSC Member Mahendra Boudh while talking to PTI defended the Commission's decision on the issue saying that it has followed all legal procedures before issuing the arrest warrant with the permission of the Chairman.
Taking the issue further, Boudh said that the Commission has recommneded to the Union Home Ministry to probe the issue through any independent agency as the State Government has violated the laws of reservation twice in the year 2006 and 2008 respectively.
Criticising the Congress for using constitutional bodies for settling political scores, Narottam said, " In politics there is always a scope for differences and opposition, but such attempts will damage the federal structure of the country."