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Maharashtra Government set up all-party committee to review issue of Maratha reservations

Nov 22, 2014 16:15 IST

The Maharashtra Government on 21 November 2014 set up an all-party committee to review the issue of Maratha reservations.

The appointment of committee came up after Bombay High Court stayed 16 percent reservation to Maratha community and 5 percent to Muslims in education and jobs.

The committee is headed by state Education Minister, Vinod Tawde will study the court order thoroughly and point out discrepancies. It will be corrected by amending the law in the upcoming winter session of Maharashtra Assembly.

The other members of the committee includes
• State Cooperatives Minister, Chandrakant Patil
• Leader of opposition, Eknath Shinde
• Former deputy chief minister, Ajit Pawar
• Senior congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and other legal experts

The state government of Maharashtra decided to challenge the Bombay High Court order to stay the reservations of Maratha community and Muslims in the Supreme Court.

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