BJP leader Narayan Rane
BJP leader Narayan Rane

Maharashtra BJP leader Narayan Rane on Friday said all groups demanding quota for the Maratha community must come together to put up a joint fight.

Speaking in Navi Mumbai, the former state chief minister said the protests must continue till the Uddhav Thackeray government takes cognisance of them and accepts all the demands.

He said several states had breached the 50 per cent quota ceiling, and the ruling dispensation in Maharashtra must go ahead and file a revision petition against the May 5 Supreme Court order striking down quota for the community

Meanwhile, The Maharashtra unit of the BJP on Thursday announced that it would hold 'chakka jam' protest on June 26 at 1,000 places across the state over the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government's alleged failure in protecting the political reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBC).

BJP's state unit chief Chandrakant Patil made the announcement here during the meeting of the party's state leaders, office-bearers and workers.

"It is the inaction of the MVA government in Maharashtra that led to the Maratha reservation act and political reservation for OBCs in local governing bodies getting struck down. The BJP will hold 'chakka jam' protest at 1,000 spots in the state. Over one lakh party workers along with several senior BJP leaders will court arrest as part of the protest," he said.

The 'chakka jam' protest involves blocking the main roads in cities and other places, and bringing the vehicular movement to a standstill.

(With inputs from PTI)

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