State files SLP to revoke stay on Maratha reservation

The BJP government had appointed a committee to look into legal hurdles in retaining reservation for Marathas

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: December 6, 2014 6:19 am

THE Maharashtra government Friday filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court against the order of the Bombay High Court that stayed reservations in jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community.

The decision to offer 16 per cent reservation to Marathas was implemented by the previous Congress-NCP government in the run-up to the Maharashtra Assembly election earlier this year.

Last month, the High Court stayed the decision.

The BJP-led state government had appointed a committee to look into legal hurdles in retaining reservation for Marathas. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who chaired the committee, said Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, state Advocate General Sunil Manohar and senior lawyer Darius Khambata would argue the SLP on behalf of the state government.

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