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Ahead of Maratha reservation hearing in SC, state government holds meeting chaired by Ashok Chavan

As per reports, Ashok Chavan recently chaired a meeting in view of the Maratha reservation hearing which is to start from March 8 in the Supreme Court.

Ahead of Maratha reservation hearing in SC, state government holds meeting chaired by Ashok Chavan
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In a substantial development, the cabinet committee of the state government held a meeting recently in view of the Maratha reservation hearing which is to start from March 8 in the Supreme Court.

According to sources, the meeting was chaired by Ashok Chavan, Chairman of the Sub-Committee and Minister for Public Works, who discussed a number of issues of the Maratha community, including a review of preparations for the hearing. Chavan, who heads the cabinet sub-committee, stated that the central government should make a constitutional provision for the reservation to the Maratha community and also for the economically backward classes.

Meanwhile, members of the sub-committee and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, Labor Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Other Backward Classes Bahujan Welfare Minister Vijay Vadettiwar, Advocate General of the State Ashutosh Kumbakoni, Special Representative on Maratha Reservation Vijay Singh Thorat, General Administration Secretary Kishore Raje Nimbalkar Adv. Sachin Patil, Adv. Rahul Chitnis, as well as a member of the Coordinating Committee of Advocates appointed by the state government, Adv. Ashish Gaikwad, Adv. Rajesh Tekale, Adv. Ramesh Dubey Patil, Adv. Anil Golegaonkar and Adv. Abhijeet Patil was also present on the occasion.

In addition, pro-Maratha organisations have urged the state government to appear with full preparation before the Constitution Bench for lifting the interim stay on 12 per cent quota in education and 13 per cent in government jobs to the Maratha community under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier stated that the legal battle for the reservation is in its final stages further slamming the people who are spreading false information and speculations with an aim to create a divide. Warning them he stated that the behaviour will not be tolerated, and firmly assured that the government will win the legal battle.

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