MPSC Prelims Postponed As Maratha Reservation Issue Unresolved

Uddhav Thackeray
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Pune, October 9, 2020: The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) prelims examination which was scheduled to be held on October 11, has been postponed. Around 2.60 lakh students will be appearing for the exam.

Many students and political organisation demanded postponing the examination unless a definite decision is taken on the Maratha reservation. Nonetheless, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) threat still remains persistent. Amidst all of these, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has stated the exam has been pushed for an indefinite period.

“The state is still dealing with the ongoing pandemic and lockdown. During this period many educational institutions were also closed affecting the students’ studies. Because of which many students also demanded that the exam be postponed, hence we decided to do so. However, the date of the exam will be announced soon,” said Thackeray.

Several student organisations including the Maratha Kranti Morcha had demanded postponing the MPSC examination. MP Sambhaji Raje has also warned the state government, to start an agitation if the exam was not cancelled.

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