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OBC outfit to challenge Maratha reservation in court

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Even as the government has asserted that for the Marathas would not affect existing quotas, an organisation said Thursday that it would challenge the decision in the court.

The legislature has unanimously passed a bill granting 16 per cent quota in education and government jobs to the community.

"The quota for Marathas will surely affect the existing So we have decided to approach the court," said J D Tandel, vice president of Panvel-Uran Aagri Samaj Mandal and Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti.

The ruling BJP will have to pay a heavy price for this decision in coming elections, he claimed.

Another OBC demanded that the government conduct a caste-wise census in the state.

"How can we believe that there are 30 per cent Marathas in the state? The number is definitely less than that, so the government should conduct a caste-wise census," said of the Kunbi Samaj Unnati Sangh.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 20:45 IST
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