Maharashtra CM announces financial aid for Maratha community, assures all support
Source :NewsBharati Date :09-Aug-2017
Mumbai, Aug 9: Responding positively to the demands of Maratha community, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced that the state government will provide the assistance of Rs. 5 crore to build hostels for students from the Maratha community in every district. The official announcement was made by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the state assembly.
Fadnavis also declared that Maratha community will get all benefits related to education that Other Backward Communities (OBC) receives. The state government has also constituted a backward class commission to study the grounds on which reservation can be given Maratha community. The chief minister further assured that the commission will submit a report to Bombay high court as early as possible for considering the grounds for reservation.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also met representatives from Maratha Morcha and leaders from all political parties. Earlier in the day, over six lakhs people of the Maratha community came out on the streets for their of reservation for Maratha along with some other demands likes scrapping and review of atrocity act and high-level probe for the brutal killing of a girl from Kopardi. Briefing about the progress of the case Fadnavis said, "The Kopardi gang rape case has been expedited. In the last five months, public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has verified 31 witnesses”.