Pune, 5th May 2021: Maharashtra government will write to the central government on Thursday for getting a reservation for the Maratha community after the Supreme Court struck down the state government’s law today, informed Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray while addressing the state through social media.
“While striking down the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, the Supreme Court said that it is the prerogative of the central government and the President to enact such laws and not the state government. Therefore, I appeal to the central government to be sensitive and help us get the reservation for the Maratha community”, Thackeray said.
He asked the central government to show spine as it did for removing Article 370. “All political parties of Maharashtra, as well as the state government, have the same stand that the Maratha community should get a reservation in jobs and education. I am writing to the central government on Thursday and if required we will meet also”, he added.
A constitution bench comprising five judges of the Supreme Court today struck down the SEBC Act for breaching the 50 percent ceiling for reservation quota.
Speaking about the COVID situation, he said, “Central Govt’s scientific advisor has warned about the 3rd wave of COVID. We have been preparing for that since last month. Several districts are seeing a decline in COVID cases while some districts are seeing an increase in cases. We are keeping a close tab on it.”