has recently announced and given an assurance to all the Marathas stating that they all will be soon getting job quota. The state wide agitations have forced the Cm to give such a statement where he mentioned regarding reservation to the Marathas. The ongoing protests are owing to demand of Maratha reservation, bring an end to the misuse of SC/ST Act and demand a death penalty to the accused of the Kopardigangrape – murder case.
The CM in a press meet announced about the efforts being done on his side regarding this issue and the various steps the government is undertaking to ensure the delivery of these rights to the Maratha youth. As per the recommendation of the earlier government the proportion of such suggested reservation was 16% for this 34-36% of Maharashtra’s population.
The CM commented on his efforts “My government is honestly committed to providing reservation to Marathas. We are (also) solving problems faced by the community by (promoting) financial empowerment, employment, and entrepreneurship”
He further added “Large sections of Marathas have faced educational and economic backwardness. It’s a legacy created by apathy for a long time… Marathas should come forward to work unitedly on solutions to issues raised by the community… We will find an amicable solution with the help of all,”
Referring to the assurance from the government a spokesperson from Maratha KrantiMukMorcha said “We will not accept assurance. We are keen on written orders,” Keeping in mind the possible outburst of anger of the Maratha community that may bring Mumbai to halt an officer admitted, “We are working out an action plan for a dialogue with the Maratha community before they plan a morcha in Mumbai.”
As per the earlier observations by three major commissions, Marathas can’t be declared to be backward and cannot be given any sort of reservation in the field of employment, education or social benefits.