Mumbai, July 28: The Maharashtra government on Saturday convened an all-party meeting in a bid to disentangle the knot of Maratha reservations which sparked a state-wide agitation in last few days. After the meeting, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that all the parties have decided to take a unanimous decision on the matter of the Maratha reservation issue. Also Read - Coronavirus: State Govt Yet to Spend Financial Aid Given by Centre, Alleges Devendra Fadnavis

“All parties have the same opinion on Maratha reservation issue and we have decided to take a unanimous stand on the matter,” he said, adding, “We’re ready to cooperate with colleges if they have any practical problem, but if they deliberately try to trouble Maratha students over fee concessions, the education department will cancel their registration.” Also Read - Bandra Crisis: 'State Responsible For This Embarrassing Situation,' Says Devendra Fadnavis



He further appealed to the protesters to let the situation be peaceful and not to take any extreme step. “Requested Backward commission to submit its report and then we’ll convene a special assembly session,” he said. The Maharashtra CM said that he has instructed the DGP to take back all the cases filed against people participating in the protests. Also Read - Wadhawan Family Fiasco: 'IPS Officer, Who Issued Passes, Appointed by ex-CM Fadnavis,' Alleges Shiv Sena



“Only the serious cases like attacking police personnel, indulging in arson etc will not be taken back,” he said. “Govt had framed a law for Maratha reservation but that was stayed by HC…realised it’s a special situation & reservation can be given only on the recommendation of the Backward commission. Unfortunately, commission’s 1st chairman passed away, we appointed a new and that took time.”

Reacting to the Maharashtra CM’s remarks after the all-party meet, Sakal Maratha Samaj said that they do not trust the government. “We don’t trust the Govt. They should take a decision, we don’t want any further discussions with them,” it said.

Demanding CM Devendra Fadnavis’ resignation, the organisation also demanded Rs 50 lakh compensation for the families of the deceased. ” If these demands are not met we’ll launch ‘jail bharo andolan’ from August 1,” it said.

On Thursday night, Fadnavis chaired a meeting of his senior cabinet ministers and BJP state president Raosaheb Danve-Patil to work out a solution to the Maratha reservations issue on which sporadic protests continued for the fifth day on Friday.

“Our government is fully committed to providing reservations to the Maratha community and has even promulgated an Ordinance on this. However, there is a court stay on this. We will submit a report of the MSBCC to the court and plea to decide the issue soon,” Patil said.