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    Uddhav Thackeray extends support to Marathas, assures case withdrawal

    Mumbai: Members of Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) paid a visit to Matoshree, the official residence of Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena president. While speaking to the members of MKM, Uddhav extended his support. Uddhav also asked the MKM members about the cases slapped on them. “What happened to the assurance given by the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis? He had promised to withdraw the cases filed against you all when is he going

  • ‘Caste’ agitations rooted in failed system

    Dominant peasant castes occupying significant space in the economy and polity in their respective States are not giving up the battle for quotas. The Marathas are once again up-in-arms against the State demanding reservation in educational institutions and government jobs, an agitation that has often turned violent. In Gujarat, the Patidar agitation is on the verge of reviving with the detention of Hardik Patel. The Jats of Haryana and Rajasthan and Kapus

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    Maharashtra MP Udayanraje Bhosale demands quota for Marathas, Muslims and Dhangars

    Mumbai: A direct descendant of the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Satara, Udayanraje Bhosale lambasted the state government for dragging its feet on reservation for the Maratha community. “The government immediately ought to give reservation not only to the Marathas, but to the Muslim and Dhangar communities as well. Why has it kept these issues on the backburner for so long?

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    Marathas should come forward for talks with government: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today accused “certain leaders” of trying to create caste division in Maharashtra, even as he said that the Maratha community, that has been protesting for reservation, should come forward for talks with the government instead of resorting to agitation and violence. He said his government was committed to provide reservation to the community, but pointed out that the issue was pending before the Bombay High Court.

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    Maharashtra government to Bombay High Court: Marathas will have to wait for reservation

    Mumbai: The ‘eager’ Maratha community have no other option but to wait for the Maharashtra government’s judicial commission to ‘apply its mind’ and submit its report before the Bombay High Court. This comes after the government informed the HC that the Commission would be provided with the ‘voluminous’ data of Maratha community only by July 31.

  • Bombay Swastika by Braham Singh: Review

    Rumour had it they had gone found some poor dead bastard at Fertilisers and Ernst Steiger realised he too was out of luck. Times like this, he would rub the mole on his face. The fertiliser factory compound was emptying before his eyes and he thought, surely a skeleton shift stays back to man a continuous process plant? It doesn’t appear that way, even though not everyone was headed for the gates.

  • Mumbai: Narayan Rane wants quota Bill passed in this session

    Mumbai : Senior Congress leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Narayan Rane on Monday demanded that the law for granting reservation for Marathas in jobs and educational institutes be passed in the current Assembly session. Rane said a delegation of the Maratha morcha will come to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and submit their charter of demands on Wednesday.

  • Note ban likely to mar Maharashtra Assembly winter session

    Nagpur : Buoyed by the party’s success in local body polls, the BJP-led government will enter the Winter session of Maharashtra Assembly with confidence but the opposition will seek to put it on mat over key issues like the problems being faced by common people, cooperative banks and farmers due to note ban, and the Maratha quota stir.

  • Mumbai: Maratha quota draft on anvil

    Mumbai: After holding numerous silent morchas (mukas) and rallies demanding reservations for Marathas in education and jobs, the leaders of Maratha Kranti Morcha are preparing a draft which will spell out probable solutions for Maharashtra government to implement the 2014 resolution of providing 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community.

  • Tipu Sultan a secular warrior, says Congress

    Bengaluru: The Congress Party on Friday asserted that Mysore king Tipu Sultan was a secular warrior and that he had sacrificed his life for this state.

  • Maratha ire strains BJP, Sena alliance

    The flavour of the season is the demand for quotas from Jats of Haryana to Gujarat’s Patidars to Kapus of Andhra Pradesh. The Marathas are the latest to go on a war path in Maharashtra demanding reservation.

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    Maratha protests get Dalit, Muslim morchas going

    Mumbai : The growing mobilisation of the Marathas and clamour for reservation for their community has now prompted the Dalit and Muslims communities to organise protest marches to put forward their demands to the Maharashtra government.

  • Athawale bats for creating Vidarbha, two states in UP

    Hyderabad: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday reiterated his demand for separate Vidarbha state and said two new states should also be carved out of Uttar Pradesh. “During agitation for separate statehood to Telangana, we supported it. And now separate Vidarbha state should be formed at the earliest. Our party and people are demanding for a separate state,” he said.

  • State garnering ammo for Maratha reservation

    Mumbai : As part of its efforts to pursue the issue of Maratha reservation with renewed vigour, the state government has recently asked all departments to submit details of employees from the Maratha caste working with them. The government has also asked the archives directorate to find out some “evidences” in history books, which can prove the state’s stand in the Supreme Court that Marathas need reservation.

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    Making a mockery of quota system

    THE clamour for inclusion in the OBC category by some ‘forward’ communities has become a political tool and the possibility of arbitrary inclusion of communities cannot be ruled out. It has helped the growth of leaders who thrive on identity politics, at the cost of development of other communities.   (more…)