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Maratha community will be given independent reservation, our govt is committed to this: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 27, 2018, 01.54 PM (IST)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday stated that the Maratha community will be given independent reservation without disturbing the 52 per cent reservation, news agency ANI reported. 

He added that the Maharashtra government is committed to the cause. 

Earlier in the day, the Maharashtra assembly was adjourned twice over the issue of tabling in the House of the State Backward Class Commission's report recommending quota for the Maratha community, news agency PTI reported. 

The Opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have been demanding since last week that the report be tabled in the Legislature.

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Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, who heads the Cabinet sub-committee on the Maratha quota issue, had told reporters on Monday that the government will introduce a bill on Thursday to provide reservation to Marathas under the Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) category before the end of the Legislature's winter session. 

The state Legislature's winter session concludes on Friday.

The Cabinet sub-committee was formed last week to study the State Backward Class Commission's report on reservation for Marathas and take a decision on it.

The Maratha community had held protests across the state earlier this year demanding quota in jobs and educational institutions.

(With inputs from agencies