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BJP will provide full support: Devendra Fadnavis ahead of SC's hearing on Maratha quota

The Supreme Court’s hearing on the validity of Marathi quota in jobs and education is scheduled to be held tomorrow - July 8. Fadnavis said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will provide full support.

BJP will provide full support: Devendra Fadnavis ahead of SC's hearing on Maratha quota
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Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra legislative assembly, Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that the state government must proceed prepared for the Supreme Court hearing on Maratha reservation matter. 

The Supreme Court’s hearing on the validity of Marathi quota in jobs and education is scheduled to be held tomorrow - July 8. Fadnavis said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will provide full support. 

“The government officials and ministers should be fully prepared to brief the council during the hearing on the move to provide reservations in education and jobs to the Maratha community,” the media reports quoted Fadnavis as saying. 

Fadnavis was on his visit to Thane district to take stock of the COVID-19 situation. He visited quarantine centres and met Vipin Sharma who has been appointed as the new Thane Municipal Commissioner (TMC). 

This comes after a cabinet sub-committee headed by Maharashtra Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Ashok Chavan held a meeting via video conferencing. 

The committee held a meeting with senior counsels to discuss the issues of Marathi quota ahead of the Supreme Court hearing which is scheduled to be held on July 7. 

It discussed the state’s preparedness to defend the Marathi reservation in the apex court. Mukul Rohtagi, former Attorney General of India, has been appointed by the Maharashtra government for the case. He was also present at the meeting of cabinet sub-committee. 

Speaking on the decision to reverse transfer of 10 DCP-rank IPS officers of Mumbai Police, Fadnavis accused the Uddhav Thackeray government of lack of coordination. 

He said that Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh should have briefed the Chief Minister properly. The transfer order was reversed due to lack of coordination or confusion and it can be an error on the part of the home minister. 

Earlier, the state home department issued an order transferring 10 DCPs posted in Mumbai. However, the order was reversed on Sunday which led to speculations of a rift between alliance partners - Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. 

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