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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Ajit Pawar faction leader Chhagan Bhujbal has announced protests and agitation outside the residences of MLAs, MLAs and tehsildars against ally Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on February 1. That is, despite being in power, they are choosing the path of armed action. The Shinde government was very successful in pacifying the leader of the Maratha quota movement, Manoj Jarange Patil. However, questions are now being raised about the move and how to end it.
The OBC movement will start from February 1. A visit to Maharashtra is planned on February 3. OBC leaders appealed to people from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to join their movement. OBC leaders, in a message to Dalit organizations, said there was a new threat to reservation. Therefore, if we do not wake up now, everything will be removed.
Announcing a revolt against his government, minister Chhagan Bhujbal said, “We are gathering outside the residences of MPs, MLAs and Tehsildars to protest the current decision of the state government to grant reservation benefits to the Maratha community. . They are using illegal methods. We will also organize Yalgaar rally from Marathwada to unite OBCs against this.”
OBC leaders were seen united after the announcement by Maharashtra CM Shinde. Shinde announced that the Marathas would be given all the benefits given to OBCs until they got reservations. A draft notification was issued by the government recognizing all blood relatives of members of the Maratha community as Kunbis and eligible to claim their Kunbi (OBC) certificate. Bhujbal said, “Steps have been taken to cheat the OBCs in the state. When the law has given a clear definition, why is the change made illegally? Including Marathas in OBC excludes the existing backward class. And they are benefits of reservation.”
Among the OBC leaders, Chhagan Bhujbal, who belongs to the Ajit Pawar-led NCP faction, joined the government last July. Bhujbal criticized the Shinde-led government’s handling of the Maratha quota issue. But he did not protest when the notice was issued. He has not yet resigned from the state cabinet over the issue. That’s why this action of his is currently viewed with suspicion. Because being a minister in the government, how can you campaign against your own government? Are they waiting for Shinde to fire him? The probability of this is very small.
Are BJP people angry too?
OBC leaders also include BJP leaders who disagreed with the government’s decision to grant Maratha quota. Chhagan Bhujbal’s meeting was also attended by BJP MLCs Ram Shinde and Gopichand Padalkar, who supported Bhujbal’s demands and proposals. But here the doubt arises, how BJP, a party with immense discipline, can go against the partisan line of its own government. In general, the situation is not yet clear. Going by the example of Nitish’s reversal in Bihar, it is hard to believe the reversal of leaders.
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Minister Chhagan openly blames the armed forces. But at first he remained silent. According to Bhujbal, we (OBCs) were told that reservation for OBCs is out of reach, but the state (government) is now trying to enter the Marathas through the back door by giving them Kunbi caste certificates. This step removes the advantage of booking more people. Chhagan Bhujbal said there are 300 OBC castes that will be directly affected by this.