'Kept Changing Demands': Eknath Shinde Questions Maratha Quota Activist's Motives

“I discovered Jarange to be a real individual when he began the protest,” he mentioned (File)


Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday raised questions on Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange’s motives, and questioned “who was behind” Jarange’s latest diatribe towards the federal government.

The activist retains altering his calls for, Shinde mentioned within the legislative council right here.

He was responding to a requirement by BJP chief of the home Pravin Darekar that stern motion be taken towards Jarange who lately accused deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of making an attempt to kill him.

“I discovered Jarange to be a real individual when he began the protest (for Maratha reservation). However he stored altering his calls for. I ponder who’s behind Jarange’s extreme criticism…what’s the motive. It would come out finally,” Mr Shinde mentioned.

Earlier within the day, Maharashtra meeting speaker Rahul Narwekar directed the federal government to arrange an SIT and conduct a complete inquiry into Jarange’s controversial remarks towards Fadnavis.

“Each the homes handed the invoice providing reservation to the Maratha group unanimously, with out holding any dialogue. However opposition leaders have began claiming that the handed invoice won’t stand the authorized check. If somebody comes ahead and offers causes for his or her declare, the federal government will give correct response on the way it will go the check,” the chief minister mentioned.

Those that have been in energy for lengthy didn’t give reservation to the Marathas, he mentioned, taking a swipe on the Congress and undivided NCP.

“When the (earlier) Maratha reservation act was challenged within the Supreme Court docket, it was not defended by the then state authorities. The Maharashtra authorities misplaced the case due to its ineffectiveness,” Shinde additional claimed, with out naming then-chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Notably, Mr Shinde was one of many members of the cupboard sub-committee arrange by Mr Thackeray to assist with the authorized battle within the SC. 

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