Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government has proposed to extend five per cent reservation to Muslims in educational institutes, Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik said here on Friday. The bill for the same will be tabled during the ongoing budget session of the Maharashtra assembly. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Total Positive Count Crosses 1,000-mark, 150 New Cases in Last 24 Hours

The state government will ensure that legislation to this effect is passed soon, the minister informed the State Legislative Council. Also Read - Maharashtra: Police Personnel Deployed at 'Matoshree' to be Tested For COVID-19 After Tea Vendor in Area Tested Positive For Coronavirus

He also assured the House of taking “appropriate action” in this regard before the beginning of admissions in schools. Also Read - Maharashtra: Area Around 'Matoshree' Declared 'Containment Zone' After a Tea Vendor Tested +VE For COVD-19

Malik was responding to a question raised by Congress legislator Sharad Ranpise.

The decision is in tune with the common minimum programme of the ruling Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress government and will be implemented after taking legal opinion in the matter.

(With agency inputs)