The Opposition leaders argued that they had given consent for 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in education during their regime.
Eknath Khadse said, “The state government is serious about having reservation for Muslims.
The decision was challenged in the Bombay High Court which, in a judgment on November 14.
BJP has become adept at quota politics but a deeper awkwardness remains.
AIMPLB executive committee member Zafaryab Jilani said though these issues were not in the agenda, it is affecting the people in Maharashtra and thus, will be discussed.
Fadnavis had earlier claimed that his government stood for the all-round development of Muslim community.
MIM will hold a rally in Beed on January 6, to be addressed by party President Asaduddin Owaisi.
The state government has justified its quota decision in the HC.
In UP, nearly 30 castes of Muslims are already included in the 27 per cent quota for backwards.
Maratha community is being treated as educationally and socially backward and 16 per cent quota has been fixed for them, said CM Prithviraj Chavan.
He said “Only the SP could prevent Modi from becoming the PM.”
K Rahman Khan says though reservation is ‘not a panacea’,it is a ‘right’ for the people.
UP minister calls for constitution amendment bill to ensure quota for Muslims in govt jobs.
Demand for quota in employment,education for Muslims is not ‘bargaining tactic’,says minister.
The Centres move to carve out 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities would double the job opportunities for Muslim community,Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said