Maharashtra governor signs Maratha reservation bill, clears 16% quota for community in govt jobs, education
The Assembly Thursday submitted to a decades-long demand for a Maratha quota in the state and unanimously passed a bill granting the community 16 percent reservation.
Maharashtra Assembly passes Maratha reservation bill granting 16% quota; MLAs chant 'Chhattrapati Shivaji ki Jai'
The Maratha community, which constitutes over 30 percent of the state's population, has been demanding reservation in government jobs and education for a long time. The community's agitation for the same in July and August this year had taken a violent turn.
Pune has suspended all internet services in the wake of the Maratha quota protests in order to prevent rumour-mongering and violence
Maratha quota stir: Various factions of Maratha Kranti Morcha in Maharashtra at odds about staging 9 August protest
As Maharashtra gears up for the anticipated Maratha protest on Thursday, various factions of the Maratha Kranti Morcha, an organisation that has been spearheading the cause, have decided not to go ahead with the protest.
Maratha quota stir: Protestors to go ahead with 9 August Maharashtra shutdown, blame failure of state govt to keep promises
This comes days after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that all constitutional obligations in connection with the granting of reservations to the Maratha community in the state would be completed by November
Amid Maratha quota stir, Devendra Fadnavis meets Narendra Modi in New Delhi to apprise him of issues in Maharashtra
Fadnavis' visit also comes after the BJP's stunning victory in the Sangli Municipal Corporation, the bastion of the Congress and the NCP, and Jalgaon Municipal Corporation.
'Quotas won't guarantee jobs, one school of thought favours considering poor from every community': Nitin Gadkari
Referring to the Maratha quota stirs, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that reservations will not guarantee employment due to the lack of jobs
Shiv Sena demands reservation for Dhangars, Kolis with Marathas; party claims state will become 'banana republic' if all communities protest
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday urged the Maharashtra government to give reservation to Marathas, Dhangars and Kolis, saying not doing so would make it a "banana republic".
Maratha quota stir: Devendra Fadnavis announces partial withdrawal of cases filed against youth protesters
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that there will be partial withdrawal of the cases filed against the Maratha quota youth protesters
Shiv Sena takes dig at Devendra Fadnavis, says make Pankaja Munde CM for a day to clear file on Maratha reservation quota
Shiv Sena, taking a dig at Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that Pankaja Munde must be made the state's CM to solve the Maratha quota issue
Maratha quota agitation: How the protests in Maharashtra, which were meant to be peaceful, took a violent turn
By the time the Maratha Kranti Morcha called off its Mumbai bandh on Wednesday afternoon, there had already been significant damage to life and property.
Maratha quota agitation: 5 MLAs cutting across party lines resign from Maharashtra Assembly in solidarity with protests
Five MLAs have resigned from the Maharashtra Assembly in solidarity with the Maratha quota protests. Two of them are from NCP, one is from BJP and one from Shiv Sena