Maratha Reservation stir: 'Nothing can be done till November 15'

Dampening the mood of Maratha quota protesters ahead of Thursday’s state-wide bandh, a senior Maharashtra minister on Wednesday said “nothing can be done” on their demand till November 15. Last month, Patil had apologised to Maratha bodies over his remarks on the ongoing quota stir, which he said were twisted. Also Read | Maratha Reservation stir: Schools, commercial units to remain shut inThe BJP leader told reporters at Miraj in Sangli district that the commission has sought time till November 15 and as a result, the government can’t take any decision regarding the demand of Maratha community for reservation in education and government jobs. Nothing can be done till November 15, the deadline for submission of the report by the Maharashtra State Commission for the Backward Classes which has been tasked with coming up with a time-bound programme on implementing quota for the Maratha community, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said. “The commission is an autonomous body and the state government cannot force it to expedite its report,” Patil said.

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