Winter Session: Difference among opposition members over backward class commission report on Maratha reservation

The house was adjourned till Wednesday amid huge chaos over reservation issues

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While the leaders of opposition in both the houses of Maharashtra Legislature are demanding Maharashtra government to submit the State Backward Class Commission’s report on Maratha reservation, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar has opined otherwise. 

On Tuesday, while speaking in the state assembly, Pawar said that if the report is presented before the assembly, the constitutional framework on the same will not be possible. 

However, Congress and Opposition leader in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, along with NCP leader and Maharashtra Legislative Council Opposition leader Dhananjay Munde have adamantly demanded the state government to submit the report. 

On the second day of Maharashtra Assembly winter session, the ruckus was created while debating on the issue of reservation of Maratha, Dhangar, and Muslim community. The opposition played an aggressive role in the house. 

Pawar further said that all 288 MLAs support Maratha reservation and told the state government to not hamper the existing 52 per cent reservation quota while providing the same to Maratha community. Rather than presenting the report in the state assembly, senior opposition leaders and minister on the ruling side should resolve the issue of Maratha reservation, Pawar further added. 

Agreeing with the statement of Ajit Pawar, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said that it is not mandatory to submit the report in the Legislative Assembly. 

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