Nashik: Marathas Should Not Fall Prey To False Promises On Reservations, Says Raj Thackeray

Nashik: Marathas Should Not Fall Prey To False Promises On Reservations, Says Raj Thackeray

Speaking at an event organised to mark the party's 18th foundation day in Nashik, Thackeray said if one community gets reservations in government jobs and education, all communities will make similar demands.

PTIUpdated: Sunday, March 10, 2024, 12:46 PM IST
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Nashik: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday said he had told quota activist Manoj Jarange that reservations for Marathas will not be technically possible and urged the community to not fall prey to false promises.

Speaking at an event organised to mark the party's 18th foundation day in Nashik, Thackeray said if one community gets reservations in government jobs and education, all communities will make similar demands.

"When I met Jarange, I had told him that it would not be technically possible to grant reservation to the Maratha community. For this, a session of the Lok Sabha is necessary. Moreover, this issue is not limited to the Marathas alone but communities in every state. If one community gets reservations, all communities will make the same demand. I request the Maratha brethren not to fall prey to false promises," Thackeray said.

The MNS chief further said that the party will decide its strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls later, and he would share more thoughts about it during the party's Gudi Padwa meeting on April 9.

"Narendra Modi's success was not overnight. The Jana Sangh was formed in 1952 and became the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1980. Even Atalji's government lasted for 13 days first, then for 13 months and then four and half years. Later, the Congress ruled for 10 years, and now the BJP has been in power for 10 years. With our clear, honest stand, we will also get success for sure, but patience is necessary," he said.

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