‘Won’t Let Conflict To Arise’: Maharashtra Deputy CM Fadnavis Joins OBC Protest In Nagpur

Reservation for the Maratha group wouldn’t scale back the present quota for Different Backward Courses (OBCs), said Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday, information company PTI reported. Fadnavis met with protesters from the OBC group in Samvidhan Sq. and guaranteed them. He said that the administration is not going to permit the OBC quota to be additional cut up or lowered underneath any circumstances. Talking on the gathering, Fadnavis mentioned: "The primary demand of the Maratha group is concerning the 12-13 p.c reservation given to them once I was chief minister. They need that reservation again."

VIDEO | Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis participated within the protest known as on behalf of the All Department Kunbi OBC Motion Committee in Nagpur earlier in the present day. pic.twitter.com/mSXjhvO6Gz

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In response to him, the current administration, led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, has begun work on a assessment petition to be submitted within the Supreme Court docket (which had put aside the quota awarded to the Maratha group in authorities employment and academic establishments in 2021).

Fadnavis emphasised that the administration is working to revive the reservation for the Maratha group, which is separate from the OBC quota.

"A scenario the place one group is pitted in opposition to one other group shouldn’t be good for the social cloth of the state," he was quoted by PTI in its report. 

He additional said that the state administration is not going to permit such a combat to happen.

Whereas the subject of Maratha reservation gained the stage. earlier this month with the starvation strike of Maratha activist Manoj Jarange, OBC organizations protested in opposition to the possible inclusion of the Maratha group within the OBC class in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Nagpur, and Chandrapur.

Talking with media earlier within the day, Fadnavis mentioned the state authorities "has taken a transparent stand about not touching, decreasing or sharing the OBC quota." "Therefore, we request the OBC group to withdraw their agitation," he mentioned.

He personally demanded that the agitators at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, the place he had attended a particular cupboard assembly earlier within the day, halt their starvation strike, saying, "I imagine that these (protesters) will finish their starvation strike." Following Jarange’s starvation strike, the federal government mentioned final week that it’s going to challenge ‘Kunbi’ caste certificates to Marathas whose forefathers have been named as Kunbi in Nizam-era papers. It can permit Marathas from the state’s Marathwada space to qualify from quota benefits as a result of Kunbis are labeled as OBC.

Nonetheless, it spurred the Rashtriya OBC Mahasangh to protest.

In the meantime, Fadnavis refuted. Solutions that every one authorities employment will likely be made contractual as rumours. In response to him, only a portion of the openings can be crammed on a contractual foundation.

The state authorities will quickly change 150,000 empty positions, which will likely be "the most important within the historical past of presidency recruitment," in response to the deputy chief minister.