“Our Clear Stand To Give Reservation To Maratha Group”: Eknath Shinde


Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday mentioned his authorities is dedicated to giving reservations to the Maratha neighborhood by proving its social and academic backwardness.

He was talking to reporters at Pune’s Bhimashankar Temple, one of many 12 ‘jyotirlingas’ within the nation.

“It’s our clear stand to provide reservations to the Maratha neighborhood. When Devendra Fadnavis was chief minister (between 2014 and 2019), we had given reservations to the Maratha neighborhood but it surely was put aside by the Supreme Court docket,” he mentioned.

“It’s our precedence to show that the Maratha neighborhood is backward on social and academic grounds. We’re giving first choice to it and devoted committees are engaged on it. Time ought to be given to the federal government,” the chief minister mentioned.

Mr Shinde mentioned he had assured Manoj Jharange Patil, who has been on starvation strike in Jalna district for the previous a number of days, that the Maharashtra authorities was totally with the Maratha neighborhood.

“We don’t wish to cheat anybody by taking any (weak) resolution. A call which we take should stand the authorized check. The federal government’s stand is that reservations given to the Maratha neighborhood have to be foolproof,” he mentioned.

Asserting that reservations have to be given to the Maratha neighborhood with out affecting such services of different teams, Mr Shinde requested opposition events to cooperate along with his authorities.

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