While Marathi is a compulsory subject in all state board schools up to class X, the education minister in March last year announced that Marathi will be made compulsory up to class VII in non-state board schools.
Incidentally, while factors such as these appeared to have impacted the anticipated turnout in Gujarati belts, the Congress appeared to have failed to convert the discontented voter in the community to its advantage.
Speaking to mediapersons at Rangsharda auditorium in Bandra, Singh said the fight between the Shiv Sena and its former ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was not driven by ideology but was only about “give and take”
Maharashtra tribal development department has entrusted a 11-member committee led by Dr Subhash Salunke, with the the task of guiding them in carrying out safety measures to prevent deaths and sexual abuse.
The department of industries has issued a Government Resolution asking all private companies, shops and establishments to declare the two voting days as paid holidays, or to relieve their employees for a few hours, so they can exercise their vote.
The eligible candidates will then be allotted schools and a notification will be sent on the cellphone of parents, who will have to then confirm the admission of their ward in the selected school, said the official.