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Uddhav Thackeray will meet Prime Minister Modi in Delhi tomorrow to discuss the Maratha reserve issue | India News


NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the Maratha reserve issue, Shiv Sena sources said.
Last month, Uddhav Thackeray wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to take steps to declare the Maratha community in the state as socially and educationally backward (ESCB) to allow them to claim the reserve on education and public employment by at least 12 percent. . and 13 percent respectively.
“The Sentence issued by the Constitution Chamber (composed of five Judges) of the Supreme Court on May 5, 2021, has given me the opportunity to write to you with the most sincere request that the appropriate measures be taken as soon as possible to grant reservation to the Maratha Community of my state, although in accordance with the law, up to a minimum of 12% in education and 13% in public employment, “the Prime Minister of Maharashtra had written.
Furthermore, Shiv Sena’s spokesman, Saamana, in his May 31 editorial had said that the battle for the Maratha reservation will be fought in Delhi.
The editorial said that it is necessary to knock on the doors of Delhi on the issue of the Maratha reserve. “The collision will be decisive. To destabilize Maharashtra politics, the opposition will use the Maratha reserve issue as a weapon, then it will have to stop it in time,” he said.
Referring to the Supreme Court’s observation, the editorial said that only the central government has the right to make such a law regarding the reservation.
On May 5 this year, the Supreme Court struck down the reservation on government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community brought in by the Maharashtra government in 2018, saying it exceeded the 50 percent limit previously imposed.
A constitutional bench of five judges made up of judges Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and Ravindra Bhat, in its ruling, said that the people of the Maratha community cannot be declared as a backward community from the point from an educational and social point of view to take them within the reserved areas. category.

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