The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Thursday approved Maratha Reservation and approved 16 per cent reservation for Maratha community in jobs and education sectors in the state. The Maratha Reservation Bill is expected to be tabled in the state legislative assembly at 1:30 pm today.
"We have completed a due procedure for the Maratha reservation report and we are bringing out a bill today. But for the Dhangar reservation, we have not completed the report...a sub-committee has been appointed and we will soon table a report," Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
Maharashtra government proposes 16% reservation for Maratha community in jobs and education pic.twitter.com/dCA5fvSWQI— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2018
On November 18, the Devendra Fadnavis-led government had passed the Bill and the maratha quota report was to be tabled during the Winter Session of the Legislative Assembly.
Months after massive protests by members of the Maratha community demanding reservation in education and jobs in the state, Maharashtra government’s nod on quotas is big win for the community.
The Maratha reservation Bill from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led cabinet in the state is big move being regarded as a potential game-changer ahead of the assembly elections in the state next year.