New Delhi, July 28: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) disgruntled ally Shiv Sena yet again slammed Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over the ongoing Maratha reservation issue. Hitting out at Fadnavis and PM Modi, the Shiv Sena in an editorial in its party’s mouthpiece Saamna said,”Why can’t CM Fadnavis go to Delhi, meet the Prime Minister and find a solution to the Maratha reservation issue. PM Modi is often not in Delhi and he is not interested in matters related to the state and the country. To crush protests has become the policy of the government.” Also Read - Lockdown Has Failed, PM Modi Must Say What Plan B is, Rahul Gandhi Fires Salvo
Meanwhile CM Fadnavis on Saturday has called a meeting with all the party members to discuss the quota demanded by the Maratha community. According to a source, the meeting would ensure discussing a way out of the unrest and also focus on getting a solution to tackle the unrest in the state. Also Read - Maharashtra News: Uddhav Meets Pawar, Rumours Fly on Maha Vikas Agadhi's Stability; Sanjay Raut Says 'Govt Strong'
The meeting will be held at the Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai where Congress, National Communist Party (NCP), Shiv Sena, Peasant and Workers Party, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and Independent leaders will participate. As per reports, all the angles related to the Maratha agitation will be discussed. Also Read - Virtual Rallies, Conferences: This is How BJP Plans to Celebrate First Anniversary of Modi Govt 2.0
Notably, the members of Maratha community have been protesting across the state demanding reservation in government jobs and education. Besides reservation for the Maratha community, loan waiver, Kopardi rape and unemployment are some of the other issues against which the community is protesting.
On Thursday, a Maratha Kranti Morcha riot victim who was injured in a clash between protestors and police in Navi Mumbai succumbed to his injuries. So far, two protestors have taken their lives demanding reservations for Marathas while one, who also attempted suicide is undergoing treatment at a hospital.