The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue of Muslims not being provided reservation in education and government jobs, leading to an adjournment of the Upper House twice.
The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill providing 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and government jobs but it left out the Muslims, leading to a vociferous protest by the opposition.
Targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he has done nothing for the people of Maharashtra as Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister and has none of the qualities of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji.
NCP today said the decision to provide reservation to Muslims and Marathas has been taken by Maharashtra government after examining all legal aspects and expressed confidence that it would stand in the courts.
Against the backdrop of Lok Sabha poll debacle, the working committee of Maharashtra NCP will meet here on Wednesday amid reports of a reshuffle which could see its Maratha president Bhaskar Jadhav being replaced by a backward class leader.