Maratha reservation Bill passed in Assembly

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  1. Singh

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    No bill on Muslim reservation; Opposition walks out

    The Devendra Fadnavis government on Tuesday introduced the Maratha reservation bill in the lower house of the State legislature but decided to give a miss to the five per cent reservation to Muslims announced by the previous government.

    The Congress-NCP government had issued ordinances providing 16 per cent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to the politically dominant Maratha community, and five per cent reservation to the Muslim community in June this year with an eye on the October Assembly elections.

    The Bombay high court, however, passed an interim order staying the reservation for Marathas and job reservation for Muslims while allowing five per cent reservation for Muslims in educational institutions. The Supreme Court refused to interfere with the High Court order.

    The lower house of the Maharashtra legislature passed the Maratha reservation bill on Tuesday. It will be sent to the upper house on Wednesday. The opposition protested the government’s move of not introducing a bill on Muslim reservation and staged a walkout.

    “The government is trying to fuel communal tensions by creating a rift between communities,” alleged senior Congress leader and newly appointed Leader of the Opposition in the lower house, Radha Krishna Vikhe Patil.

    Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar accused the Fadnavis government of “implementing the RSS’s communal agenda” using its numerical strength, and threatened to boycott the rest of the winter session.

    The Chief Minister, however, defended his government's move and said the final decision regarding Muslim reservation would be taken after consulting the State Advocate General.

    “We are not against anyone. The high court had quashed the job reservation for Muslims as promulgated in the ordinance. We could not have brought in the half bill. We will bring it after taking advice from the Advocate General. The opposition is playing politics with this issue despite the CM’s assurance,” claimed Education Minister Vinod Tawade.

    The ordinance on Muslim reservation will lapse on Wednesday.

    Maratha reservation Bill passed in Assembly - The Hindu
     
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  3. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    it got passed ???

    how can HC give nod for one community and not for other community

    That begin baised
     
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    NSG_Blackcats Member of The Month OCTOBER 2009 Senior Member

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    This is an idiotic step taken by new Maharashtra government. What is Maratha reservation?

    Someone should file a PIL in the apex court.
     
  5. pkroyal

    pkroyal Regular Member

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    The once ruling communities want reservation
    Jats in Rajasthan are OBC ( Bharatpur & Dholpur are Jat pricipalities)

    The Yadavs are OBC's in UP & elsewhere

    The Marathas now ?

    The Jains of Rajasthan easily control nearly 50% of the wealth but are a threatened minority

    What is going on ??

    Economic criteria should be the only bench mark or something else ??

    India needs to grow up !!
     
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    It got passed in the State Legislative Assembly. What can HC do? The Judiciary does not make laws. At best, one can seek a Judicial Review, but it won't make a big difference.
     
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    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Should include this in BJP U-turns. Utterly nonsense. Cong-NCP introduced this bill in absolute desperation leading to state elections.

    BJP is doing nothing but what Cong-allies did on almost every front, apart from taking care that their PR is not hit.

    Where is high moral speaking Modi and all those 'all-hindus-are-equal' preaching chaps now?

    We as a society are taking steps backwards.
     
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    gaurav96 Maverick

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    I think i might live to see a day when General caste people will become a threatened minority
     
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    They already are
     

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