Don’t protest, prepare to celebrate on December 1: CM Devendra Fadnavis to Maratha Community

The Backward Class Commission submitted its report to Maharashtra chief secretary on November 15 regarding Maratha Reservation

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After Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission on Thursday submitted its report on the socio-economic status of the Maratha community suggesting 16 per cent reservation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appealed to people to celebrate on December 1. 

Earlier, the commission handed over the report to Maharashtra Chief Secretary DK Jain in the afternoon on November 15. Ahead of the state Assembly winter session, the state government needs to amend the reservation policy to provide the necessary quota for the Maratha community. 

While addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, CM Fadnavis announced that the state government has received the report from the backward class commission and asked the people not to protest but celebrate. 

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However, a Maratha outfit under the leadership of Sambhaji Patil has been protesting against the state government over the same issue for 15 days at Azad Maidan in Mumbai. They are on an indefinite hunger strike and have refused to end the same. 

Patil informed that the contents and recommendations of the reports are different from our demands. “39 Maratha youngsters have sacrificed their lives in the movement, the state government should provide their families with ₹10 lakh compensation. We also demand the government to quash the criminal cases registered against the youth during the movement,” Patil asserted. 

Patil further said that the government has not given any assurance on the same and therefore, the protest will continue. The health of the protestors is at stake and they want their demands to be heard within two days or else the agitation will intensify. 

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