Mumbai: The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, on Thursday, unanimously passed a Bill without discussion that
grants 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community in education and government jobs. The Bill is
expected to be tabled in the Legislative Council later in the day.
Earlier, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tabled the Action Taken Report on State Backward Class
Commission’s recommendation for Maratha quota.
The Maratha community, which constitutes over 30 per cent of the state’s population, has been demanding
reservation in government jobs and education for a long time. The Dhangar community too have been
demanding a similar reservation, but Mr. Fadnavis said decision would be taken after the State’s
Backward Class Commission submits its report.