Maharashtra . There are continuous protests in Maharashtra demanding Maratha reservation. Demonstrations are being held during this period. Nanded district Superintendent of Police Shri Krishna Kokate was injured in stone pelting during a demonstration by supporters demanding Maratha reservation on Tuesday evening. An officer gave this information.
Demand for special assembly session
The controversy regarding Maratha reservation is continuously increasing. Today there was a lot of uproar in the all-party meeting called by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. During this, a group of MLAs from different parties protested near the Maharashtra Secretariat ‘Mantralaya’ in support of the demand for reservation for the Maratha community.
Protesting MLAs from Ajit Pawar-led NCP group, Shiv Sena (UBT) and Congress sat on the steps of the Secretariat building with messages written in support in their hands.
Police said that some MLAs tried to lock the gates of the ministry, saying that they would not allow the administration to function until the Maratha community gets reservation.
Shinde presided over the all-party meeting
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde chaired an all-party meeting on Maratha reservation in Mumbai. During this, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, CM Eknath Shinde, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and many others were present in the meeting.
Shinde reached guest house for all-party meeting
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde reached Shayadri Guest House in Mumbai for the all-party meeting on Maratha reservation. Maratha reservation supporters protested and raised slogans against the state government on the Maratha reservation issue.
Cases registered against 400-500 people so far in the protest
Protests regarding Maratha reservation seem to be increasing continuously. A pro-Maratha reservation protest took place near Navale Bridge in Pune city yesterday. During this time, a case has been registered against 400-500 (approximately) people for blocking Pune-Bengaluru National Highway 48 and burning tyres.
According to a senior police officer of Pune Police, till now 10 people have been identified and the process of identifying others is going on. The protesters were booked under sections 143, 146, 188,336 of the Indian Penal Code at Sinhagad Road police station.
People gathered demanding reservation
He said the incident took place in Kushnoor area of the district where hundreds of Maratha workers had gathered demanding reservation for the community. The official said Kokate appealed to the agitators to maintain peace but stones were thrown at him and he got injured in his hand. He said that at least 40 people have been detained in the incident.
The agitation by the Maratha community has intensified and turned violent in some parts of Maharashtra after activist Manoj Jarange started a hunger strike demanding reservation on October 25.
Vandalism at MLA’s residence
Two people raising slogans for Maratha reservation were seen vandalizing the car of Minister of State and NCP leader Hasan Mushrif at the MLA’s residence near Akashvani in Mumbai’s Colaba. Police have detained three people in this connection. Police gave this information.
Shinde called all-party meeting
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has called an all-party meeting on Wednesday on the Maratha reservation issue. An all-party meeting has been called to discuss the situation in the state amid the Maratha reservation movement which has turned violent in some parts of the state. But Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena (UBT Shiv Sena) has not been invited for this meeting.
UBT Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut alleged that his party’s MPs and MLAs have not been invited to the all-party meeting. Raut said that only the leader of opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council, Ambadas Danve, has been invited to the all-party meeting.
Shiv Sena group did not get invitation in all party meeting
On the all-party meeting called by the Maharashtra government on Maratha reservation, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut said that Maratha reservation protesters are on the streets. Houses of MLAs are being set on fire. Law and order has collapsed in the state. There should be no politics on this issue.
He further said that political parties in Maharashtra should come together to discuss this issue. He has called an all-party meeting in which around 20-25 people have been called, but Shiv Sena MPs or MLAs have not been called in his meeting. Some solution should be found on the Maratha reservation issue.
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