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Maharashtra Govt to announce reseravation for Maratha community shortly

Posted on Dec 19, 07:29AM | UNI

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today informed the Legislative Council that government will shortly make an announcement about awarding reservation to the Maratha community in the state before the conclusion of the ongoing winter session.

He was replying to the debate on the issue raised in the upper house by leader of opposition Vinod Tawde, along with others, who unanimously demanded to grant reservation to the Maratha community residing in the state.

They said that the Marathas should be given reservation like SCs, STs and OBCs. They also said that the condition of the members of Maratha community is more backward than the other reserved categories in the state.

To which, Mr Pawar said that government was serious in awarding reservation to the Maratha community and would shortly make an announcement before the conclusion of the ongoing winter session.

Marathas comprise about 30 per cent of the state population and the community wants reservation for them in educational institutes such as schools and colleges and in jobs in the first phase and political reservation and reservation in promotions in second phase.