Nagpur: Former state minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule of BJP on Friday threatened to launch an agitation against the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on the issue of its failure to retain OBC reservation in the Zilla Parishad and other elections. The Supreme Court had quashed OBC reservations in the elections clarifying that 50% quota limit can’t be breached.
Addressing the media here, the BJP leader said as the Maharashtra government was ignoring OBC’s genuine demands, they need to stand up and protest on roads. “The government had over one year and four months to collect OBC data, but they did nothing. Also, they did not set up a commission to calculate their population. There would be a statewide agitation of OBCs for reservation soon,” he said.
Bawankule demanded the government to immediately constitute a commission for OBCs and seek time from the top court to collect their data. “The three-party coalition government is meting out injustice to the OBC community, just like it did in case of Marathas. The BJP government under then chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had promulgated ordinance for OBC reservation, which the MVA government has allowed to lapse,” he said.