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Maharashtra Chief Minister to convene All-Party Meeting Today: Maratha Quota issue

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Guwahati: On Saturday, to discuss the ongoing agitation demanding reservation in jobs and education for the Maratha Community, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will convene a meeting of leaders of all parties in Mumbai.

According to PTI, on Friday, Revenue Minister Chandrakanth Patil said that we will come up with a solution to the issue of Maratha reservation. Chaired by the Chief Minister at his cabinet colleague Vinod Tawde’s house, the decision was taken at a meeting held on Thursday night, which was attended by BJP ministers, including Subhash Deshmukh, Girish Mahajan and the party’s state unit chief Raosaheb Danve.

Danve said that in providing reservation for the Maratha community, the BJP government in the state was fully committed and has passed an ordinance to the effect. “However, on the government’s decision, the court had put a stay,” Danve said, adding that a report on the Backward Classes Commission has to be submitted by the state to the court and request it to decide on the matter soon.

The Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress had played “dilly-dallied” over the matter for years now, Danve claimed. But to provide reservation to the Marathas, the present government has taken steps.

Regarding the reservation row, almost six MLAs in the state have offered to resign. On Monday, protests erupted in Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Satara, Mumbai, and Thane led to the death of two protestors and a constable. On Wednesday, after Fadnavis said that the government has taken cognizance of protests and is ready to talk to the Maratha community, the shutdown was called off.