The Maharashtra government on Thursday afternoon approved 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in the education and job sectors in the state. The Maratha Reservation Bill was tabled in the state legislative assembly at 1:30 pm today.
“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 on Thursday morning.
Stating the government’s step as a landmark for Marathas, Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs arrived at the state assembly wearing festive headgears and claimed credit for the reservation.