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Maratha reservation stir: Uddhav to hold meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs tomorrow

By Vikas

Mumbai, July 29: Amid ongoing stir by Marathas demanding reservation in government jobs and education, Shiv Sena has called for a meeting of its ministers and MLAs on Monday (July 30).

The meeting would be held at Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's residence in Mumbai at 12 pm, said reports.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thakceray

Marathas have been agitating over the demand of 16 percent reservation in government jobs and education for over a week now.

Incidentally, an all-party meeting was also convened yesterday by the state government to discuss the quota issue. The BJP-led government has faced criticism over its handling of the state-wide agitation, which turned violent in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and parts of Marathwada this week.

Early this week, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut had claimed that there were "talks within the BJP" to replace Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a claim denied by senior party ministers. There were no discussions within the BJP on replacing Fadnavis, the source said, adding that the CM was "adequately capable" of handling the ongoing protests, reported PTI.

The government's stand on the Maratha community's demand for reservation in government jobs and educational institutes has been that the issue is pending before the Bombay High Court.

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