Maratha reservation: Maharashtra govt. considering special session of assembly in Feb


Nagpur, Dec 21 (UNI)- The Maharashtra government is considering holding a special session of the bicameral state legislature in February next year to resolve the vexed issue of giving reservation to the Maratha community. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has said.

“We are adamant about giving reservations to the Maratha community which is sustainable in court and without doing injustice to any other community. On the one hand, we are ready to fight strongly in court, on the other hand, the work is also going on to search Kunbi records on a large scale and carry out the prescribed procedures for certificates.

“If necessary in February, a special session of the legislature will also be held,” Shinde said at a media meet on Wednesday night. The state government has constituted the Justice Shinde committee to check the Kunbi records of the Maratha community.

“The work of this committee is going on very well. Two of its reports have been submitted to the government. The second report has been sent to the law department for verification. After that, a decision will be taken in the cabinet meeting,” he said.

The Chief Minister said many positive decisions were taken in public interest during the winter session of the bicameral state legislature that came to an end on Wednesday.

Shinde said many important and sensitive issues like the Maratha reservation were discussed by the two Houses. Deputy Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar were present at the press conference. A total of 17 new bills were introduced in the session and 12 of them were approved.

The Legislative Council passed an important Lokayukta Bill, which had been cleared by the Assembly in the winter session last year. Besides, the anti-corruption law, and the Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax, Chit Fund Amendment, and Maharashtra Casino repeal bills were passed.

The work of both the Houses went smoothly without wasting a single minute, Shinde said. He said the two Houses discussed unseasonal rains, drought, and problems of farmers,

Shinde said a record amount of 44,000 crores has been provided for agriculture and farmers in the last one and a half years, which was not done by any previous government. The bonus for paddy has been increased to Rs 20,000 per hectare instead of Rs 15,000, said Shinde.

Concerning Vidarbha, he said funds have been allocated for 29 irrigation projects. bringing a large portion of land under irrigation. “We are establishing the Onion Mahabank at 13 locations on Samriddhi Highway,” Shinde added.

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