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Centre must take positive steps for Maratha quota, says Ashok Chavan

The Supreme Court is likely to hear the Maratha reservation case on March 8

Centre | Maratha quota | Ashok Chavan

Press Trust of India  |  Aurangabad 

Chavan now in a safe house

The Union government should

think of "positive steps" like bringing in a Constitutional amendment to ensure the Maratha community in Maharashtra gets reservations, Congress leader and state minister said on Friday.

The Supreme Court is likely to hear the Maratha reservation case on March 8.

In a video message, he said the Centre, while keeping its stand in the apex court, had a "great chance to take positive steps and support Maratha reservation".

The brought in a Constitutional amendment for quota for economically weaker sections (EWS), and it can do the same for Maratha reservation, Chavan said.

Ministers from the state should request Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this, Chavan added.

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First Published: Fri, February 05 2021. 20:23 IST