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Maratha reservation


Come out with white paper on Maratha reservation issue: BJP to MVA govt

June 17, 2021 10:23 pm

Udayanraje Bhosale, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, listed a charter of demands for the Maratha community, expressed his displeasure over Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government’s “handling of the reservation issue” and urged the CM to intervene in the matter.

Maratha quota: Sambhajiraje, Udayanraje say govt inaction will lead to violence, demand special legislature session

June 15, 2021 9:59 am

Udayanraje Bhosale demanded that a session of the state assembly be convened to discuss the Maratha reservation issue even as the community gets ready for sit-in protests across Maharashtra from June 16.

Supreme Court's verdict on Maratha reservation ignores inequality within intermediate castes

June 07, 2021 3:16 pm

This episode is one more missed opportunity by both – the state and the court – to acknowledge the growing socio-economic differentiation within the dominant castes, something the leaders of these castes do not recognise either.

Explained: Maharashtra government's EWS quota to Maratha community

June 05, 2021 8:03 am

With the Maratha quota struck down by SC, the government issued a new order on May 31 stating that the Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) candidates can avail benefits of the EWS depending on their eligibility.

Pawar meets CM, discusses Maratha quota and reservation in promotions

May 27, 2021 2:28 am

Sources in the Shiv Sena said that the two leaders discussed Maratha reservation as well as quota in promotions.

Poor Marathas should get reservation benefits: MP Sambhaji Chhatrapati

May 26, 2021 7:41 pm

The Rajya Sabha MP has begun a state-wide tour to interact with various organisations, intellectuals and legal experts on the Maratha quota issue, stating that the "tour is not aligned with any political party or agenda."

Bombay HC seeks state’s response to pleas challenging May 7 GR to scrap reservation in promotion

May 26, 2021 12:45 am

A vacation bench of Justice R D Dhanuka and Justice Madhav J Jamdar was hearing a clutch of petitions pertaining to the May 7 GR. The decision to scrap the nearly two-decade-old policy came two days after the Supreme Court quashed quota for the Maratha community.

Mumbai Confidential: Quota and Quota

May 24, 2021 12:42 am

While many ministers in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government are vocal about the Maratha reservation issue, they have maintained a studied silence on the 5 per cent reservation for Muslims in education that was upheld by the Bombay High Court.

Maratha coordinators to BJP: 'Don't give political colour to agitation, help us get reservation'

May 18, 2021 11:45 pm

Even as the BJP has decided to actively take part in the agitation for Maratha reservation, some coordinators of Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) have opposed the move to give "political colour" to the community's demand for quota.

Mumbai: BJP to support, participate in Maratha stir for reservation

May 16, 2021 7:19 pm

The BJP has constituted a committee to pursue the Maratha reservation issue. The committee will be headed by Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil.


Mumbai, Pune come to a halt as Maratha groups protest for reservations

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Maratha groups have raised the intensity of their protests demanding reservations in government jobs. The government says they can't take a decision just yet, but the groups are not prepared to wait.