Quota problem: Shivendraraje urges Maratha leaders to combat collectively

Expressing concern over the simmering resentment among the many Maratha youth after the Supreme Courtroom stayed the implementation of the Maratha quota legislation in Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) legislator Shivendraraje Bhosale on Monday urged neighborhood leaders to put aside their variations and stand collectively.

Talking at a spherical desk convention of Maratha outfits in Satara, Mr. Bhosale — a direct descendant of the warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji — warned that lack of unity among the many neighborhood’s leaders may lead to “a social Panipat”.

The BJP legislator was alluding to the stunning navy debacle suffered by the Maratha military within the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761.

“I’ve come to this convention with a view to looking for justice for the Maratha neighborhood. I’ve not come right here as a royal, however as a standard member of my neighborhood. The apex court docket’s determination has irked the Maratha youth. Subsequently, the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities must kind out this problem on a precedence foundation,” Mr. Bhosale stated.

Imploring neighborhood leaders to not repeat historical past, he stated that it might do no good to the trigger if the neighborhood was riven with factionalism.

The Satara royal, together with leaders of different Maratha outfits current on the event, demanded that Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, whose celebration is a crucial a part of the tripartite MVA, pay extra consideration to the quota problem.

By the way, regardless of Mr. Bhosale’s exhortations for neighborhood leaders to face united, his cousin and rival from Satara — BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale — who, too, was anticipated to be current, but once more skipped the convention. On Friday, Mr. Udayanraje had abruptly cancelled one other convention that was scheduled to be held in Pune.

In the meantime, Aba Patil of the Maratha Kranti Thok Morcha stated that the sub-committee on the Maratha reservation problem headed by Congressman Ashok Chavan had not been of any use to the neighborhood.

“We demand that the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA authorities dismiss this committee and kind a recent one with new members who’re critically inquisitive about working for the rights of the Maratha neighborhood. Up till now, the MVA has not proven the requisite seriousness on this matter,” Mr. Patil stated.

Urging Mr. Pawar to tackle a serious position in securing justice for the neighborhood, Mr. Patil stated that Maratha outfits had misplaced religion in Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

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