Maharashtra Govt Proposes 16% Reservation for Marathas in Quota Bill

Maratha community

Mumbai : The Maharashtra govt on Thursday proposed 16% reservation for the Maratha community under ‘Socially and Educationally Backward‘ category.

“We have completed the due procedure for Maratha reservation report and we’re bringing a bill today. However, we are yet to complete the report for Dhangar reservation. A sub-committee is appointed and soon a report and Action Taken Report (ATR) will be tabled in this house,” Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said in the state assembly.

Welcoming the government’s move, Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs arrived at the state assembly wearing festive headgears and claimed credit for the reservation. Arjun Khotkar, the minister of state for animal husbandry and dairy development, said that it was a moment of celebration for everyone.

A two-page action taken report (ATR) on the State Backward Class Commission’s (SBCC) recommendations on Maratha quota will also be tabled along with the Bill, a government source said.

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