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CM Fadnavis: Dhangar plea for reservation to be sent by Aug-end

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMAKANT DESHPANDE
Published : Aug 11, 2018, 2:41 am IST
Updated : Aug 11, 2018, 2:41 am IST

The Maratha stir for reservation has been going on for the last two years and now it has reached a boiling point.

 Maharashra CM Devendra Fadnavis
  Maharashra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday announced that the state government would send its recommendation to the Union government about reservation for the Dhangar community by August-end.

The state government has asked the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for its report by the end of the month, following which the recommendation will be sent.

Tribals in the state are against including the Dhangars in their quota. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised reservations for the Marathas and Dhangars before elections.  

The Maratha stir for reservation has been going on for the last two years and now it has reached a boiling point.

After waiting for the last four years, the Dhangar community has also been demanding reservation and has started agitations across the state.

The Dhangar Samaj Sangharsh Samiti delegation met CM Fadnavis on Friday and spoke about the issues the community is facing.

With an eye on upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections next year and Maratha stir, the CM is doing his best to pacify their anger and expedite the issue.

The government had given TISS the responsibility of research last year and the report is expected by the end of the month. CM Fadnavis assured the samiti that his government would approve it immediately and send its recommendation to the Centre.

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