Prakash Ambedkar takes a dig at government's decision on cancelling MPSC exams

Several leaders from the state have mentioned that the government has considered only one caste while postponing the exam, and ignored the sentiments of the remaining 85 per cent of students.

Prakash Ambedkar takes a dig at government's decision on cancelling MPSC exams

A few days back, the state government of Maharashtra decided to postpone the Maharashtra State Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination keeping the Maratha community requests in mind. However, some leaders have stated that the government considered only one caste while postponing the exam, and what about the remaining 85 per cent students in the state?

The demands were constantly being raised by the Maratha community stating that the government should not conduct exams until the issue of Maratha reservation is completely resolved, and neither should they officials plan any recruitment programs in this period. This came after the state government announced police recruitment and set a date for the MPSC exams. 

Officials stated that if it had happened earlier as planned, it would have been a waste as the opportunities of the youth from the Maratha community would have been ignored, and the community had strongly opposed by protesting against the same. In addition, Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati spoke of 'raising the sword' if necessary, while Udayan Raje said that if the Maratha community is not going to get the reservation, then all the other reservations should be cancelled as well. 

Therefore, with an aim to resolve the issue, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray immediately called a cabinet meeting and decided to postpone the MPSC examination.

Reacting to this, on a news channel, Prakash Ambedkar said that the issues related to MPSC exams could have been settled. However, while cancelling the exams, the government has considered only one caste, and hence the questions arise about the remaining 85 per cent of the population, the answers for which should be given by the Chief Minister.

Adding further, he said that the politics of one caste in the state will not be preferred or entertained in Maharashtra. People in the state respect the principles of King Samrat Ashoka, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, as kings, and the role played by the deprived Bahujan Alliance has always been in favour of Maratha reservation. Keeping this in mind, we will continue to question and the role will remain ideological.

Criticizing the functioning of the state government, Prakash Ambedkar said that the Mahavikas Aghadi (MVA) government is constantly taking anti-central stance without implementing the guidelines directed by the centre. Pointing out further, he said that MVA has rejected the decision on Farm Bill and to reopen temples, and has henced failed in its duties.

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