Ashok Chavan asks leaders to lift Maratha quota situation in Parliament

Senior Congress chief Ashok Chavan Wednesday mentioned until the 50% ceiling for reservation is relaxed, it won’t be attainable to accommodate the Maratha quota.

Chavan, who heads the state cupboard committee on the Maratha reservation, reached Delhi to carry discussions with leaders throughout celebration strains to plead the Maratha reservation case within the ongoing Parliament session.

“It is our endeavour to see the Maratha reservation issue being raised by some members in Parliament. The Centre should take responsibilities and initiate measures necessary to give reservation to the Maratha community.”

Chavan mentioned, “We want the elected members across parties representing Maharashtra to raise the subject in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.”

Chavan additionally met the chief of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and briefed him in regards to the Maratha reservation. “I discussed the Maratha reservation issue with our senior leader. I am also meeting Sanjay Raut and have held discussions on the topic with NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai.”

According to Chavan, “The Maratha reservation is not about taking credit or politics. Both Centre and the state have to work for the larger interest of the community. The Centre should do whatever is required to give Maratha reservation Constitutional validity. If necessary, it should bring Constitutional amendments to relax the 50% ceiling on reservations. The state government will fully support the Centre.”

In 2018, the Devendra Fadnavis authorities in Maharashtra had granted Maratha reservation below the Socially and Educational Backward Class Category by way of an Act that was handed in each the legislative meeting and the council. Under the Act, Marathas have been entitled to 12% quota in schooling and 13% in authorities jobs.

However, the reservation was challenged within the apex courtroom and in its remaining verdict on September 5, 2020, the courtroom had struck down the Maratha reservation.


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