The delegations comprising 88 persons and 28 individuals met Narayan Rane-headed Committee. Most of the persons favoured reservation for Marathas but with a rider. No touching to 90 per cent reservation to OBCs. In simple words: Stay away from 90 per cent quota of OBCs.
The Industries Minister Narayan Rane, who was in Nagpur to get himself apprised of the opinions of various strata of people over reservation to Maratha community, said delegations comprising 88 persons and 28 individuals met him in this regard. Most of the persons favoured reservation for Marathas but with a rider. No touching to 90 per cent reservation to OBCs. In simple words: Stay away from 90 per cent quota of OBCs.
Narayan Rane was addressing a press conference after meeting the delagations and individual persons. He said, “48 persons supported quota for Marathas, 2 persons opposed, 40 persons did not object to reservation to Marathas but with the OBC condition. 48 persons favoured quota to Marathas in employment and education.”
Rane said the Committee accepted all the representations and in the next six months the report would be submitted to the Government. Till now, the Committee has met delegations and individuals in Mumbai and Nagpur. The Committee will meet people in other districts in the coming days. The press conference was attended by Maharashtra’s Social Justice Minister Shivajirao Moghe, Chief Secretary Meena, Chief Secretary in Social Justice Department Shinde, Committee member Parihar, and Divisional Commissioner Gopal Reddy.
ADVANTAGE VIDARBHA: A total of 27 MoU were signed in April out of which 5 companies have started manufacturing their products with an investment of Rs 700 crore. Five companies have started building infrastructure with an investment of Rs 16,600 core. Seven companies have shown interest with an investment of Rs 4340 crore. Two companies have refused which had a plan to invest Rs 200 crore. Efforts are on to convince them and their problems would be resolved, Rane said.
NARENDRA MODI: The Industries Minister Narayan Rane said, “Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is misleading the people by giving incorrect figures on various fronts. Gujarat has 24 per cent BPL people. Maharashtra’ s GDP is more than Gujarat. Our State is much ahead in education and health departments. The Central Government’s people-beneficial schemes like Food Security, Free Education (RTE), Loan Waiver, etc have made people to turn to Congress. And in the coming Lok Sabha elections, too, Congress will again come to power. Modi’s Hindu-Hindu mantra has kept other community people away from BJP. Congress takes everybody along and stays away from communal line,” Rane said.
It may be recalled that quota demand for Marathas on the lines of OBCs has started picking up. On one hand, Maratha community has been pressuring the Government for reservation, on the other hand, OBC organizations are vehemently opposing the demand. For this reason, the Committee headed by Narayan Rane was specifically constituted for the very purpose and held the meeting at Ravi Bhavan where delegates and individuals forwarded their representations.