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Opposition leaders back the government on Maratha Reservation

Officials from the government and opposition stated that the law has been enacted by all parties in the state, and teveryone is expected to work together to make this law permanent.

Opposition leaders back the government on Maratha Reservation
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The state of Maharashtra has been talking about the Maratha reservation for several days now, and the decision released by the court was not appreciated by the public. A meeting regarding the same was held at the Sahyadri Guest House under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Present at the discussion were the leaders of the opposition and various parties who shared their thoughts regarding the Supreme Court decision over the Maratha Reservation Act.

As per reports, the officials stated they will offer full cooperation and support in the decision taken by the state government to restore the Maratha reservation, however, they are expecting the decision to be taken soon.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, leader of opposition in the Legislative Council Praveen Darekar, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, Labor Minister Dilip Walse-Patil, Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, Transport Minister Anil Parab, Minister of State for Water Resources Jayant Patil, Shiv Sangram MLA Vinayak Mete, Lok Bharati MLA Kapil Patil as well as Maratha Reservation Cabinet Sub-Committee Chairman Public Works Minister Ashok Chavan, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Vadettiwar and Bahujan Vanchit Aghadi leader Prakash Ambedkar were present on television.

Officials discussed that the confusion created by the postponement of certain provisions need to be removed. Efforts are also being made to provide other facilities and concessions to the State's youth from the Maratha community. Officials shared that they will proceed only after consulting a senior lawyer to make a strong case in the Supreme Court. Apart from this, discussions are also underway with various stakeholders.

CM Uddhav Thackeray clarified that various parties have also offered their cooperation. This is a matter of satisfaction.

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis and Leader of Opposition in the Opposition Council Praveen Darekar discussed the issue and said that since this was a judicial matter, the government would make every effort to take the matter to the Supreme Court.

Furthermore, until the reservation is resolved, Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Education Fee Reimbursement Scheme should be started, as it would provide immediate relief. Besides this, Devendra Fadnavis has also suggested that welfare schemes should be implemented by providing funds to Annasaheb Patil Economic Development Corporation as well as organizations like Sarathi.

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