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Rahul to meet Maha Cong leaders to discuss Maratha agitation

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has called a meeting of senior party leaders from Maharashtra on August 8 to discuss the ongoing agitation of the Maratha community for reservation, a party source said today.


PTI 03 Aug 2018, 02:37 PM India

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has called a meeting of senior party leaders from Maharashtra on August 8 to discuss the ongoing agitation of the Maratha community for reservation, a party source said today.

The meeting will be held in Delhi, said a senior Congress leader here.

The agitation of the politically influential Maratha community has put the BJP-led state government on the back foot, with protests taking a violent turn in many parts of the state.

Many Congress MLAs had announced last week that they would resign from the Assembly to put pressure on the government to accede to the demand.

State Congress chief Ashok Chavan had said the decision in this regard would be taken after a discussion with the party's central leadership.

The Maratha community constitutes about 30 percent of the state population. Elections to the Maharashtra Assembly are due next year.

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