In PHOTOS: Celebrations begins outside Vidhan Bhavan as assembly passes Maratha reservation bill

Maharasthra assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the Maratha reservation bill in one-day special session. People are seen celebrating outside Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. Pic/Atul Kamble

Updated On: 2024-02-20 03:26 PM IST

Compiled by : Devashri Bhujbal

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde tabled the bill in the special assembly session after the cabinet approved the bill on Tuesday

The Maratha reservation bill was unanimously passed minutes after tabling in special Assembly session

CM Eknath Shinde will now table the bill in the Legislative council for assent after which it becomes a law

The state government has convened a one-day special session of the state legislature for tabling and further consideration of this special bill

The bill for the 10 per cent Maratha quota that the Mahayuti government of Eknath Shinde has approved on Tuesday is similar to the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018, introduced by the then Devendra Fadnavis government

The bill intends to extend 10 per cent reservation to Marathas above the 50 per cent cap

Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Vijay Wadettiwar, said the opposition parties were also of the same view that the Maratha community be given the reservation. Former CM Uddhav Thackeray was also present

This is the third time in a decade that the state has introduced legislation for the Maratha quota

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party MLAs on Tuesday demanded that justice should be done with Muslim community also and 5 per cent reservation should be given in Maharashtra

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