Maratha quota stir: Shiv Sena MLA resigns
Mumbai, July 25: Shiv Sena MLA from Kannad (Aurangabad) constituency, Harshvardhan Jadhav, has offered his resignation to Vidhan Sabha speaker via e-mail over Maratha Reservation issue. He has left for Mumbai and will be giving a hard copy of his resignation to Vidhan Sabha speaker.
Maratha Kranti Morcha, an outfit spearheading agitation for quota for the maratha community in jobs and education, called off its Mumbai bandh today.
The bandh in the financial capital of India, which began this morning, was called off just before 3 pm after various parts saw violence.Quotas for Marathas, a politically influential community that constitutes around 30 per cent of the state's population, has been a hugely contentious issue.
The community leaders had earlier taken out several rallies in various districts to highlight their demands. Last year, a huge rally was organised by the Maratha Kranti Morcha in this connection in Mumbai.