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Rich MLAs are not fighting for poor Marathas: VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar

He alleged that the rich Marathas aren’t fighting for poor Marathas while appealing that they must fight their own battle or else they won’t get a reservation.

Rich MLAs are not fighting for poor Marathas: VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar
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Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar has criticised the Maharashtra government over the issue of Maratha reservation. The Supreme Court recently stayed the implementation of Maratha quota in education and jobs while referring to the issue of its validity to a larger bench. 

The opposition has been criticised the Uddhav Thackeray government over this development. Ambedkar said that all ministers, including the Chief Minister, are saying that efforts will be made to lift the interim stay imposed by the Supreme Court on the implementation of Maratha reservation. 

“However, as long as power is in the hands of rich Marathas, poor Marathas will neither get reservation nor power,” the VBA chief asserted. 

Ambedkar said that there is a huge difference between rich and poor Maratha in Maharashtra. He alleged that the rich Marathas aren’t fighting for poor Marathas while appealing that they must fight their own battle or else they won’t get a reservation. 

“There are 182 rich Maratha MLAs out of 288 in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. These rich MLAs aren’t fighting for the poor Marathas. Poor Marathas should fight against the rich, otherwise, they will have to give up on the reservation,” he said in a video. 

Ambedkar also spoke about the need to reopen temples across the country and not only in Maharashtra. He said that all religious sites must be restarted as there is an economic cycle attached to it. 

“We are in constant dialogue with the government regarding the opening of temples. The government is preparing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for it. The government may decide to reopen temples next week,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the Maratha organisations in Maharashtra have become aggressive after the Supreme Court’s decision and have organised protests across the state. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his government stands firm with the Maratha community and urged them not to organise protests.

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