Congress accuses Maharashtra govt for trying to "politicise" Maratha quota protests
The Maratha community has been demanding 16 percent reservation in government jobs and education under the OBC (Other Backward Classes) category.
Hours after the chief minister announced that the Constitutional obligations to grant quota would be completed by November this year, state unit Congress president Ashok Chavan said he hoped Devendra Fadnavis walk the talk.
He said the Congress had repeatedly appealed to agitators against resorting to violence and destructing public property. Chavan appealed to the Maratha youth to desist from extreme steps like committing suicide for the quota demand.
The stir took a violent turn following the death of a youth on July 23 and since then it has seen arson and stone-pelting in several districts of the state.
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