Maharashtra Government in favour of introducing a reservation bill; Opposition wants backward commission report

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis held an all-party meeting to discuss on Maratha reservation and to settle the dispute over the same

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After Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held an all-party meeting earlier at 10:00 in the morning on Tuesday, the opposition parties and leaders are still adamant that the state government should present the State Backward Class Commission report on Maratha reservation. 

While Maratha Kranti Morcha activists are protesting at Azad Maidan, no settlements were made during the meeting and the state government is directly planning to introduce a bill on the Maratha reservation in the ongoing winter session of Maharashtra Assembly.

On November 29, a bill for Maratha reservation will be introduced in both the Houses. If the information is being implemented from December 5, the information is coming up. But the opponents are firm on the demand to submit the report.

Despite the opposition’s threat to not let the houses function if the commission’s report is not submitted, Maharashtra government had announced that the Maratha reservation bill will be introduced in both the houses of the state Assembly on November and the same will be implemented on December 5. 

While speaking in the meeting, CM Fadnavis requested the opposition to not interfere and informed that the state government will submit the Action Taking Report (ATR) in the house. He further said that Rane Committee which was appointed earlier in 2014 also presented ATR on Maratha reservation and not the report.

Opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said that the report is the core of Maratha reservation.

We support Maratha reservation and we take a stand in favour of the same. However, this decision should not affect the other reservation quotas and should be implemented within the legal framework,” Patil said.

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