Published On : Mon, Aug 6th, 2018

Amit Shah to meet Fadnavis over Maratha agitation

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Devendra Fadnavis and Amit Shah

MUMBAI: Keeping in the ongoing agitation by Maratha community demanding reservations in education and jobs, National President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah is expected to meet Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Phadnavis on Monday evening.

The Maratha community has aggressively revived its agitation since last two weeks creating a political turmoil in the State.

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The CM, while addressing the State on Sunday, had assured that all legalities in connection with providing reservations to Marathas in education and jobs would be completed by November 2018 and that the process of recruitment on State government jobs would be halted by that time.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that Maratha community members would not get jobs even after the reservations because jobs were indeed reducing in the country. “Bank jobs have decreased due to the impact of information technology. The government recruitment has also frozen. Where are jobs? So even if the Marathas are given reservation, they would not find any government job,” Gadkari had said while talking to media persons in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra the other day.

This statement by the Union Minister gave an opportunity to the Congress party to criticize the BJP. “That’s the question Indians are asking as well,” the Congress party said while reacting to Gadkari’s statement.

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