Cab­i­net sub-com­mit­tee on Maratha reser­va­tion a timepass: Shiv Sena

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - NATION - Press Trust of In­dia let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Shiv Sena on Satur­day dubbed a cab­i­net sub-com­mit­tee formed by the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment to look into the is­sue of Maratha reser­va­tion as a “timepass” and sought to know why jus­tice has not been meted out to the com­mu­nity de­spite sev­eral road shows in the state.

On Au­gust 9, lakhs of mem­bers of the Maratha com­mu­nity, staged their 58th and fi­nal ‘muk mor­cha’ (silent protest) in Mum­bai de­mand­ing qouta in jobs and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

The same day, chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis an­nounced in the state assem­bly that the gov­ern­ment would ex­tend to the com­mu­nity the ed­u­ca­tional con­ces­sions that are cur­rently given to the OBCs.

He had also said the gov­ern­ment would form a cab­i­net sub­com­mit­tee, which would re­view the im­ple­men­ta­tion of var­i­ous schemes for the com­mu­nity and ac­cord­ingly, the five- mem­ber sub-com­mit­tee was an­nounced.

In an ed­i­to­rial in party mouth­piece ‘Saa­mana’, it said, “Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and his Ja­panese coun­ter­part Shinzo Abe held a big road­show in Ahmed­abad. Such road­shows have their own ben­e­fits.”

“How­ever, sev­eral road­shows, mor­chas and protests held by the Maratha com­mu­nity yielded no re­sults,” it claimed.

The party said Fad­navis agreed to spend ₹30,000 crore from the state’s cof­fers to re­alise Modi’s dream of a bul­let train but al­legedly adopted the Congress’ pol­icy of form­ing a cab­i­net sub­com­mit­tee for Maratha reser­va­tion to kill time.

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