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Quota: Marathas hold sit-in protest outside NCP chief's

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

During the day-long shutdown for quota in Maharashtra, members of the community staged a sit-in protest today outside the residence of in Baramati, around 100 kms from here.

The agitators were joined by former deputy chief and Pawar's nephew Ajit

A group of around 50 activists gathered outside the 'Govindbaug' residence of the former Union this afternoon and started raising pro-reservation slogans, a protester said.

He said Ajit soon joined the protesters, sat on the ground, and also raised slogans.

While is the MLA from Assembly seat, his cousin and Pawar senior's daughter is from seat.

was not present at his residence when the incident occurred.

Marathas, a politically influential community that constitutes around 30 per cent of the state's population, have been demanding 16 per cent reservation in government jobs and education.

"not only sat with us but also raised slogans in support of the quota for the community. He received a memorandum from us," said Sachin Satav, of the Kranti Morcha (MKM) which had organised the agitation.

As part of the ongoing quota stir, the convenors of the Sakal MarathaKranti Morcha (SMKM) had announced that the members of the organisation would hold sit-in protests outside the residences of MLAs and MPs.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:55 IST