CM will have to defy Shah’s stand to grant Maratha quota: Pawar

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Htnation -

Latch­ing onto

BJP chief Amit Shah’s re­mark that reser­va­tions can not ex­ceed 50%, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said Fri­day that the Ma­ha­rash­tra CM will have to show the “courage” to over­rule Shah while gran- ting quota to the Marathas. He also bat­ted for quota for the Mus­lims, and ques­tion- ed the BJP’s stand that reser­va­tions could not be given on rel igious lines. The Ma­ha­rash­tra leg­is­la­ture on Nov 29 unan­i­mously passed a bill pro­vid­ing 16% quota in jobs and ed­u­ca­tion to the Marathas, tak­ing the over­all reser­va­tions in the state to 68%, from the ex­ist­ing 52

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