The petitioners who have opposed reservations for the Marathas and the Muslims in Maharashtra, Thursday argued before the Bombay High Court that these communities were not backward, and Marathas were in fact dominant in many sectors.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the state government should not look at the long pending demand of reservations for Maratha community in Maharashtra from election point of view.
Jat leaders decided to intensify
their agitation for securing reservations in government jobs
for the community, even as Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda said the matter was not under the purview of his