March 20, 2023

The SC on May 5 quashed a Maharashtra regulation which gave quota to the Marathas, holding it unconstitutional.


The Maharashtra authorities would file a overview petition within the Supreme Court subsequent week towards the May 5 ruling of the highest court docket which quashed reservation in jobs and training for the Marathas, a senior minister mentioned right here on Thursday.

BJP MP Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati, who met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray through the day, mentioned the continuing agitation for quota won’t be withdrawn.

Speaking to reporters after the assembly which lasted for over two hours, PWD minister Ashok Chavan appealed the Rajya Sabha member to withdraw the agitation.

The state will file a overview petition within the SC inside eight days, Chavan mentioned.

Sambhajiraje had launched his agitation from Kolhapur on Wednesday.

Chavan additionally mentioned that the BJP MP put fourth seven calls for associated to the welfare of the group.

Hostel amenities are being made out there for Maratha college students in 23 districts as per his demand, whereas as to the problems with the functioning of SAARTHI coaching institute, deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will maintain a gathering in Pune on Saturday, Chavan mentioned.

On the demand to expedite the trial of the Kopardi rape case, Chavan mentioned the federal government has accomplished the authorized course of and can request the court docket to begin trial.

Jobs have been given to the household of those that misplaced life through the quota agitation barring 4 to 5 circumstances which have been pending due to insufficient paperwork, the minister mentioned.

As to the destiny of two,200 Maratha candidates who appeared for MPSC exams earlier than the quota was quashed, the federal government has requested the state public service fee to accommodate them in Economically Weaker Section and open class, he mentioned.

Sambhajiraje informed reporters that the federal government was optimistic about addressing all points. He was informed that the federal government will file overview petition subsequent Thursday, he mentioned.

“I told the government that Rs 1,000 crore are needed for SAARTHI and the government assured that all funds will be provided,” he mentioned. It additionally accepted the demand to nominate 4 unbiased administrators on the institute, he mentioned.

The authorities additionally assured that 149 circumstances filed towards Maratha activists through the quota agitation will likely be withdrawn, he mentioned.

”We usually are not withdrawing the agitation. We will meet on June 21 in Nashik to debate the longer term plan of action,” he mentioned.

The SC on May 5 quashed a Maharashtra regulation which gave quota to the Marathas, holding it unconstitutional. It additionally mentioned that breaching of fifty per cent cap on quota within the state was not justified.

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