Will firmly support Marathas on the reservation issue: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the government wants to provide 16 per cent reservation to Maratha community and is figuring out ways to restore the same

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After Bombay HC upheld Maratha reservation, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray committed to stand firmly in support of the Maratha reservation if the same is challenged in Supreme Court. Shiv Sena has been supporting the reservation demands of the Maratha community since the very beginning.

If someone approaches the Supreme Court against Maratha reservation, Shiv Sena will stand firmly with the Maratha community. The Marathas have been granted separate reservation without disturbing the quotas of other communities. Thus, no one should create hurdles now,” Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray asserted.

Speaking on the high court's suggestion to strike down 16 per cent reservation, Thackeray said that the government is figuring out ways to provide 16 per cent reservation to the community.  

Earlier, while upholding Maharashtra government’s decision to provide reservation to Maratha community, Bombay HC asked to strike down the “unjustifiable” 16 per cent quota to 12 per cent in education and 13 per cent in government jobs.

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On November 30, 2018, Maharashtra Assembly clear the Maratha reservation bill providing 16 per cent reservation to Maratha community in education and jobs under Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC) category.

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