He was replying to a question raised in the state Assembly on whether reservations mandated by the Constitution would be affected due to theregion-wise quota for admissions in medical colleges.
Seeking to assuage such fears, Fadnavis said, "The OBC reservations will stay and there will be no reduction even by 0.05 per cent. If such instances come to our notice, the admission process will be stopped."
The issue was raised by D P Sawant (Congress) during the Question Hour.
The region-wise reservation for admissions in medical colleges was in existence since many years, Fadnavis said.
He said there were only a few medical colleges in the state's Marathwada region.
There were chances that students from the region may face difficulties in seeking admissions in medical colleges elsewhere, he added.
The Maharashtra government's 70:30 region-wise formula for admissions implies reservation for 70 per cent locals (from that region) and 30 per cent from rest of the state.
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