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Uproar in Maharashtra Council over no reservation to Muslims

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.

Maharashtra Assembly passes bill on Maratha quota, leaves out Muslims

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.

Maharashtra polls: Can Ajit Pawar deliver a win for the NCP?

The collapse of the 15-year-old Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance has thrown up new possibilities on Maharashtra's political landscape.

Narendra Modi attacks Sharad Pawar, says NCP chief has no qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji
Narendra Modi attacks Sharad Pawar, says NCP chief has no qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji

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.

Ordinance promulgated for Maratha, Muslim quotas in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan promulgated an ordinance providing for 16 percent reservation for Marathas and 5 percent for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.

Decision on quota taken after examining legalities: NCP

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.

Maha NCP meet on Wednesday, new state president likely

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.

Will examine legal angle on reservation: Chavan

All legal angles would be examined on the issue of reservation for Maratha community in Maharashtra, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Tuesday.