Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Maratha Reservation row: Fadnavis meets PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Aug 06, 2018 23:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 06 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday met held discussions over the Maharashtra Reservation issue.
According to sources, during the meeting, which lasted for about an hour, Fadnavis informed the Prime Minister about the steps being taken towards resolving the issue, while also clarifying the state government's role in brokering a settlement with the people
In addition, he notified Prime Minister Modi that letters had been sent to the respective Superintendents of Police in connection with the withdrawal of cases lodged against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers during the Maratha Reservation agitations.
On Thursday, Fadnavis stated that his government would provide reservation to Marathas in accordance with law.
Following a meet with state leaders from diverse sections, Fadnavis said, "A joint statement has been signed to give reservation to Marathas lawfully. The state government stands in absolute support for Maratha reservation, and we are following a requisite process to do it at the earliest."
The Maratha Kranti Morcha has been agitating across the state demanding reservation in government jobs and education.
The major demands of the morcha are - decision on the Maratha quota at the earliest, all cases against Maratha protesters be taken back, action against the officers responsible for firing and lathi charge during the state-wide protest on July 25, resignation or sacking of ministers and MLAs who gave irresponsible statements against the Maratha community.
Besides reservation, they have also been demanding loan waiver, justice in Kopardi rape case and a solution to unemployment in their community. (ANI)