A big statement for the Maratha community came out on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde. CM Shinde reportedly assured the people of the Maratha community of a permanent quota. Yes, you heard it right, Eknath Shinde said he is aware of their pain and sorrow. Therefore, the Chief Minister assured the Maratha people of a quote in Reservation. This major statement from the state CM came on Tuesday. While assuring the Maratha Reservation, Eknath Shinde said that he understands the pain and sorrow of the Maratha community. Since Maharashtra CM gave this statement, people have been keen to know more about the Maratha Reservation. In fact, a hashtag for the Maratha Reservation also trended on X formerly Twitter after CM’s speech. Keep reading this article and learn more in the following sections.
On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde cheered the large crowd with his speech that he will not any stone unturned to give a quota to the Maratha community. On October 24, 2023, Shiv Sena organized a rally at Azad Maidan where Eknath Shinde said, “I am aware of their pain and sorrow. The Justice Shinde (retd) committee is working 24 hours and a curative petition has been filed in the Supreme Court (which had struck down the Maratha quota) and it has been admitted. Hence a window has been opened.”
Notably, CM Eknath Shinde also attributed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during his speech at Azad Maidan. He paused for a while during the speech and paid tribute to the bust of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj followed by a pledge to provide a quota in reservation for the people of the Maratha community. CM said, “Without doing injustice to anyone and without withdrawing (reservation of anyone), this government will provide a quota to the Maratha community that will last permanently,” Continue reading this article for more details.
Notably, the Chief Minister of the state also urged people not to commit suicide and considered any unethical way to restore the drastic measures over reservation issues. To encourage them, CM Shinde said that kindly put their families and children’s well-being before taking any extreme decision for it. In a shocking turn of events, the body of Maratha quota activist Sunil Kawale was found dead hanging from a lamp post along a flyover in Mumbai’s Bandra area on October 19. He left behind a suicide note seeking quota for Marathas.