Mumbai: In view of rising demand for Maratha quota in jobs and education unsettling the ruling party in the state the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has called a meeting with all the party members on Saturday to establish a dialogue in the matter.
The meeting aims at sorting a way out for solution in order to tackle the unrest in the state. The meeting will be held at the Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai where Congress, National Communist Party (NCP), Shiv Sena, Peasant and Workers Party, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and Independent leaders will participate.
As per reports, all the angles related to the Maratha agitation will be discussed. From the government’s role to politicians’ part in the agitation, everything under the umbrella of Maratha stir would be taken into discussion.
In all probability, a committee is expected to be set up under MP Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, a member of the Satara royal family. Also, a survey is being prepared by a cabinet sub-committee to assess the social-economical backwardness of the Maratha community. The report would then be presented before the Bombay High Court.
The committee is being headed by Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil. Patil said, “The commission has received 1.87 lakh memorandums related to Maratha reservation. The government is willing to give all possible help to the commission to expedite the work.”
The all-party meeting was called after 30 policemen were injured in Nanded. The mob pelted stones at them during a ‘jal samadhi’ stir called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha yesterday.
Last afternoon, many shops downed shutters after incidents of stone-pelting. Rohan Todkar, a native of Satara, was assaulted while he was agitating for the community’s demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutes at Koparkhairane on Wednesday passed away yesterday. His body was cremated in Satara’s Khanoli village.