Government has divided Maratha movement, alleges Maratha Kranti Morcha

The faction which made the allegations has been protesting since November 20

Government has divided Maratha movement, alleges Maratha Kranti Morcha

Maratha Kranti Thok Morcha coordinator Sanjay Sawant on Wednesday alleged that Maharashtra government is trying to divide the Maratha movement. For a long time, the Maratha community has been protesting across the state demanding reservation and other demands to be fulfilled. 

Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly winter session, Maratha Kranti Thok Morcha (MKTM) was protesting since November 20 against the state government and several Maratha activists went on an indefinite hunger strike. However, from Monday, another faction of MKTM has been protesting. While addressing a press conference, Sawant on Wednesday said that the government has placed these people at Azad Maidan. 

Earlier, Maratha activists under the leadership of Sambhaji Patil were fasting and after Maharashtra Irrigation Minister Girish Mahajan intervened, they withdrew from their indefinite strike. Maharashtra government has announced that it will introduce the Maratha Reservation Bill on November 29. 

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However, the Maratha community is still protesting against the government. Earlier, they had said that they have other demands from the government too. The protestors said that until the reservation is implemented, they won’t stop their agitation. 

Sawant has alleged that State Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil and the government is dividing their agitation. However, Virendra Patil, coordinator of another Maratha faction, denied the allegations and said that they are the servants of Maratha community and not of the government.

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