Mumbai, Aug 8: The Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) would be holding the Maharashtra Bandh tomorrow, that is, on August 9. However, organisers from Beed district have withdrawn from the agitation after Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had announced 16 per cent reservation in government jobs till November.
Recently, Fadnavis had said that a decision regarding the reservation to the Maratha community will be completed by the end of November and thereafter also stayed the state government’s mega recruitment drive for 72,000 jobs. Hence, organisers from Beed called off their participation to the statewide protest on August 9, raised by Sakal Maratha Samaj, umbrella body of all the Maratha outfits.
Abasaheb Patil, state coordinator from Beed district said, “The state has accepted our demand that the recruitment drive be stayed. The chief minister has also set a deadline to complete the procedures.”
The coordinators of all districts in the state will hold an emergency meeting in Aurangabad today to decide upon the nature of shutdown. However, Navi Mumbai will keep away from the agitation.
For the unversed, the court on Tuesday scheduled the next hearing on the reservation issue on September 10 and urged the Maratha protestors to refrain from committing suicides or indulging in violence.