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Disappointed by verdict on Maratha reservation, Maharashtra CM Thackeray to make formal request to Centre

Thackeray said that therefore he was urging the Prime Minister and the President to take an urgent decision on Maratha reservation.

Disappointed by verdict on Maratha reservation, Maharashtra CM Thackeray to make formal request to Centre-dnm
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Mumbai, First Published May 6, 2021, 10:32 AM IST
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Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray spelt out his government’s strategy for the restoration of Maratha quota struck down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday and to effectively tackle the third corona wave.

He said the government would continue to fight the legal battle until Maratha reservation was granted. He said that he would send a formal request to the Center in this regard and if needed, he will take a delegation also for a follow-up on the same.

"The Maratha community is very patiently waiting for steps from the Center. I will send a formal request to the Centre in this regard and if needed, I will take a delegation also for a follow-up on the same," Thackeray said.

Thackeray said that therefore he was urging the Prime Minister and the President to take an urgent decision on Maratha reservation.

Thackeray said, “We request the Prime Minister and the President to take an immediate decision on the Maratha quota as they took regarding the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, Shah Bano case, and Atrocities Act. “The Supreme Court has shown us the way and thereby the government will request the Centre to decide the Maratha quota issue on priority basis,” he noted.

"Please be calm and patient as we are in the middle of a pandemic. We will continue to fight until we succeed," Thackeray assured the people of the state.

The apex court on Wednesday rejected reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for Marathas, introduced by the state government in 2018, on the grounds that it breached the 50% cap on reservations.

In the judgment, the court termed it 'unexceptional' said that there was no valid reason to exceed the 50% reservation while granting affirmative action to the Maratha community.

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