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.
Maratha quota: Sharad Pawar says constitutional process to grant reservation needs time, urges protesters to maintain peace
NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday said the constitutional process for grant of reservation to the Maratha community would need time.
Maharashtra Bandh Updates: Stone pelting reported in Pune; Maratha protesters gather outside Sharad Pawar's Baramati residence
Maharashtra Bandh LIVE Updates: Demonstrators hold sit-in protest outside NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Baramati on Thursday.
Pune has suspended all internet services in the wake of the Maratha quota protests in order to prevent rumour-mongering and violence
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: Peaceful protest turns violent; BEST buses attacked, roads in suburban Mumbai blocked
Two Maratha outfits —the Maratha Kranti Morcha and the Sakal Maratha Samaj called for a Maharashtra bandh on Wednesday.
Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai 2017 highlights: Fadnavis assures reservation, offers sops to students and farmers
After a few months of waiting with fear and baited breath, people of Mumbai will finally have to face the biggest silent rally in the form of Maratha Morcha on Wednesday.
The poor turn out for the Maratha silent morcha in Nagpur on Wednesday failed to meet the expectations of its organisers.