The government had moved an application seeking permission to fill up 16 per cent posts it had reserved for the Maratha community, which was later stayed by the court, with candidates from open merit categories.
“The ruling BJP had adopted a resolution supporting the 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs,” said a source in the State government,.
The development lead to massive protests in the House with Congress and NCP members staging walkouts.
Reservation in public educational institutions and government jobs is usually, at most, 50 per cent.
Sub-committee to study flaws in Rane panel report
Sets up a sub-committee to study flaws in Rane committee report to ensure it withstands legal and constitutional test.
Discrepancies will be discussed during winter session, says CM.
That is the predicament of the Congress, as doubts arise within about its policy and practice of secularism.
Ahead of polls, Maharashtra government’s move shows lack of sincerity and imagination
Community is widely seen as dominant, but assembly polls are due and Marathas account for a third of the state’s population.