Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal invites Siddaramaiah, Tejashwi Yadav and Prakash Ambedkar for January 7 OBC meet

  • | Tuesday | 12th December, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: OBC leaders, led by state food and civil supplies minister Chhagan Bhujbal, have invited several dignitaries to attend the mega OBC gathering scheduled on January 7 at Narsi Nayegaon in Nanded district.This includes Karnataka chief minister Siddhramaiah, Bihar deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi chief Prakash Ambedkar among others By inviting the prominent OBC politicians from different parts of the country, the event organisers intend to make it the largest OBC gathering so far. In addition to these senior politicians, invitations have already been sent to other crowd-pullers from Maharashtra including leader of opposition Vijay Waddetiwar, OBC leader Prakash Shendge, BJPs Pankaja Munde, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha MLC Mahadev Jankar, BJP MLC Gopichand Padalkar, said OBC Janmorchas coordinator Dr B D Chavan. Chavan clarified these public meetings should not be considered to be against people of any particular caste or community. All these events are aimed at safeguarding the interests of the OBC communities and generations to come, he said. The organisers of the event have already identified a 70 acre field to host the event. For now, preparations are underway to cater to four lakh people, who are expected to attend the event from different parts of the state, said the organisers. Insiders said the OBC politicians plan to hold at least four mega public meetings in Nanded, where Jarange too had held a series of meetings while pitching for Maratha reservation. Following the announcement, Nanded district police have started gearing up for the event. Senior police officers were not immediately available for their comments. However, one mid-level officer said all the developments related to the Maratha reservation demand are being monitored by the police department as well as the state government.We also published the following articles recentlyBJP drove wedge between Marathas and OBCs: PatoleCongress leader accuses BJP of sullied the name of Maratha king Shivaji by stoking Maratha-OBC quota friction, causing rift between communities in Shivajis Maharashtra. Accuses BJP of trying to create an atmosphere not representative of Shivajis Maharashtra, disrepute to his Maharashtra. Alleges BJP purposely trying to complicate matter, wants to do away with reservations. Criticizes BJP for not fulfilling promises of separate Vidarbha state, reservations for Dhangars. Congress to lead massive morcha for agrarian crisis in state caused by unseasonal rain. Farmers facing bureaucratic process to get benefits, government called a liar.Dont let Bhujbal fulfil his dream of creating rift between Marathas and OBCs: Manoj JarangeManoj Jarange accuses Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal of trying to create a rift between Marathas and OBCs. Jarange demands reservation for Marathas and urges the community to fight for it. He warns against Bhujbals divisive agenda and calls for unity between Marathas and OBCs. Jarange sets a deadline for the government to act on the reservation demand and urges the Maratha community to remain patient and focused. He criticizes the state government for conspiring against the quota movement.Govts OBC politics cost Congress Brahmin leaders dearIn a first for the Congress, none of its eight Brahmin candidates could secure a seat in the state assembly, attributed to the Bhupesh Baghel governments assertive OBC politics. The assembly will also not have any member from the minority representing Congress, unlike the BJPs lone Christian candidate who was elected. In the 2023 assembly elections, the Congress fielded eight Brahmin candidates, while the BJP fielded seven Brahmin candidates, out of which five were elected. The growing perception is that the Congress emphasis on caste census for OBCs may have affected the partys performance.

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