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Maratha reservation is constitutional issue

Narayan R

A state level report for Maratha reservation has been submitted to the Commission for Backward Class. Decision will be made only after knowing the Commission’s opinion.

Narayan RChiplun: Maratha reservation is a constitutional issue. A state level report in this regards has been submitted to the Commission for Backward Class. Decision will be made only after knowing the Commission’s opinion, said the Minister of Industries Narayan Rane during a press conference.

He was in Chiplun along with Jijaai Women Foundation’s Nilamtai Rane and MP Dr Nilesh Rane to attend a Women’s Fair organized by District Congress.

He said we have submitted report to the State government in regards to 20 per cent reservation to Maratha community. The State government will now hand it over to the Commission for Backward Class. If the Commission fails to revert with expected results, the State government will take decision in their authority. The Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will then chair a cabinet meeting on this issue.

When he was asked about proposals for sand excavation he said we are working to resolve this issue shortly. We are also trying on Central government level to release ban implied on excavation of rare minerals in Eco-sensitive Zone. Our attempts would soon get the success.

He estimated that MP Dr Nilesh Rane will win the upcoming Lok Sabha election by one and half lakh votes and will be most voted in five districts of Ratnagiri as well. He highlighted that not ‘AAP’ but ‘We’ are there.

The press conference was also attended by President of Women Congress Pradesh Kamal Vyawhare, Secretary Meghna Shinde, Husnabanu Khalipe, District President Ramesh Keer, Former MLA Subhash Bane, Vice Town President Likayat Shah, Ramdas Rane and Corporator Kabeer Kadri.

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