Devendra Fadnavis dubs reservation in govt jobs useless, claims consciousness of caste identity encourages demand for quota
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said that he was confident that India will vote a Maharashtrian to the prime minister's post by 2050.
Maratha quota: Maharashtra aims to fill 72,000 posts before February, sets up 'war room' to complete recruitment process
A bill that grants 16 percent reservation to the members of the Maratha community in government jobs and education in Maharashtra was unanimously passed by both the Houses of the state legislature last week
Maratha Reservation Act: Days after passing bill in Assembly, Maharashtra govt files caveat in SC and insists on being heard first
The Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, granting the community 16 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes.
Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan said the decision reflected success of the struggle launched for quota by Maratha community, which constitutes over 30 percent of the state's population.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis could do little to put off submitting to the Maratha reservation demand with no support on his side, an increasing toll from suicides and the elections around the corner.
Maharashtra govt survey finds 93% of Maratha families' annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, 32.28% people BPL
Nearly 37.28 percent Marathas in Maharashtra are living below poverty line (BPL) and 93 percent families from the community have annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, according to the summary of findings of the State Backward Class Commission (SBCC)
Maharashtra revenue minister Chandrakant Patil said meetings were being held by a cabinet sub-committee to ensure the law to provide reservations to Marathas is within the legal and constitutional framework.
Maratha quota demand: After Maharashtra govt nod, Bombay High Court likely to hear batch of petitions on Wednesday
Several petitions were filed in 2014 and 2015 after the then Congress-NCP government granted 16 percent quota in government jobs and education to the Maratha community.
Maharashtra govt nod to Maratha reservation: Since 1980s, community's fight for quota has been long, uneasy
The fight for reservation has not been easy for the politically dominant Maratha community which constitutes over 30 percent of Maharashtra's population. The community has been demanding a quota for a long time now and its agitation for the same in July and August 2018 had taken a violent turn.
Maharashtra Cabinet approves reservation for Marathas; Devendra Fadnavis says state unsure of recommended 16% quota
Giving into a long-standing demand of the Marathas, the Maharashtra Cabinet on Sunday approved a recommendation to give reservation to the community in government jobs and educational institutes.
Maratha reservation: Prepare to celebrate on 1 December, says Devendra Fadnavis after commission submits report
The report has reportedly made favourable recommendations on the demands of the Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, without disturbing the quota granted to Other Backward Classes (OBC).
Devendra Fadnavis completes 4 years as CM: Shiv Sena slams govt on malnutrition, Maratha reservation issue
Shiv Sena downplayed achievements of the Devendra Fadnavis government on completion of four years asking it to look at issues such as malnutrition and Maratha reservation
Activists belonging to the Sakal Maratha Kranti Mahamorcha have decided to launch a hunger strike in Mumbai from 2 November against the Maharashtra government.
Maratha quota: Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission likely to submit report to govt by 15 Nov
The commission would submit to the government its recommendations on whether the community should be granted reservation in state-aided educational institutions and workplaces.
185 people held in Pune for violence during Maharashtra bandh, booked under Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act
Police said that protesters hurled stones at the police personnel in the Chandani Chowk area of Pune city during the Maratha quota stir on Thursday.
Maharashtra bandh: Maratha groups call for shutdown today over demand for 16% quota; all you need to know
Maharashtra is bracing for a day-long shutdown on Thursday called by an umbrella organisation of pro-quota Maratha groups, with the authorities ordering closure of schools and colleges in some areas fearing violence. However, Navi Mumbai has been exempt from the agitation.
Maratha quota stir: Schools, commercial units to remain shut in Pune tomorrow due to Maharashtra bandh
Schools and colleges as well as plants of several companies will remain shut in Pune in view of the bandh called by Maratha Kranti Morcha
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.
Devendra Fadnavis says jobs for OBCs won't go to other categories, Maharashtra govt to assess representation
Fadnavis also announced that his government would assess the extent of OBC representation in jobs, and address the backlog, if any, in a time-bound manner.
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.