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Maratha agitation


Quota issue: Meet demands in a month or face protests, Maratha leaders tells state

June 23, 2021 9:51 am

MP Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje said, "We have called off the agitation for a month. The state government had sought 21 days to meet our demands. We told them to take one month, but make all efforts to resolve our issues."

On first day of silent protests for quota, state govt invites Maratha community for talks to find a solution

June 17, 2021 9:52 am

The agitation started around 10 am, with MLAs and MPs across party lines present on the occasion to express their support for the Maratha community

Maharashtra: Agitation on Maratha quota begins in Kolhapur

June 16, 2021 1:16 pm

The agitation began amid light rains at the memorial of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj with several MLAs and other leaders cutting across the party lines taking part in it. Several Maratha organisations in the state have extended their support to the protest.

Maratha organisation not keen on street agitation amid Covid-19

May 23, 2021 9:14 pm

The BJP has constituted a committee headed by Patil to get all Maratha organisations and leaders under one banner.

Will go to SC again, no need to protest: Maharashtra CM on Maratha quota row

September 13, 2020 9:43 pm

"All of us were personally monitoring this case and speaking to law experts on this. We did not fall short in our arguments. We will go to court again for this," the chief minister said.

Explained: Supreme Court hearings on Maratha quota

July 28, 2020 7:43 am

With 12 per cent quota in education and 13 per cent in government jobs for Marathas, the total reservation in Maharashtra in the two sectors is 64 and 65 per cent respectively.

Postgraduate medical admissions: Maharashtra to overrule SC, take Ordinance route to restore Maratha quota

May 17, 2019 6:04 am

On Thursday, the state government received the Election Commission of India’s (EC) permission for promulgating the Ordinance while the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections is still in place. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has called a special meeting of his Cabinet on Friday when this Ordinance is expected to be approved.

Maratha protests: Woman who climbed bus to give ‘inflammatory’ speech among 59 arrested by SIT

January 08, 2019 8:48 am

Police are looking for more people who delivered speeches that allegedly provoked the crowd.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP leaders divided over tabling of MSBCC report

November 21, 2018 5:03 am

The Leader of the Opposition in the state legislative Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, adopted an aggressive stand demanding that the MSBCC report be tabled in the Assembly immediately to facilitate a debate on Maratha reservation.

Maharashtra: Marathas set to get quota under new OBC sub-category

November 17, 2018 12:48 am

Since existing reservation to SC, ST, OBC and VJNT (Vimukta Jati and Nomadic tribes) together constitute 49 per cent, the government will have to use the legislation route to accommodate the 16 per cent quota of the Marathas. At present, the reservation limit of the state stands at 52 per cent.


Maratha protests for reservations shut down parts of Maharashtra again

August 10, 2018 6:37 am

Maratha leaders had called for a bandh from 8 am to 6 pm across Maharashtra on Thursday, except Navi Mumbai and Thane.