Expressing concern over the simmering resentment among the many Maratha youth after the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the Maratha quota regulation in Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Shivendraraje Bhosale on Monday urged group leaders to put aside their variations and stand collectively.
Speaking at a spherical desk convention of Maratha outfits in Satara, Mr. Bhosale — a direct descendant of the warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji — warned that lack of unity among the many group’s leaders may lead to “a social Panipat”.
The BJP legislator was alluding to the surprising navy debacle suffered by the Maratha military within the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761.
“I have come to this conference with a view to seeking justice for the Maratha community. I have not come here as a royal, but as a common member of my community. The apex court’s decision has irked the Maratha youth. Therefore, the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi government needs to sort out this issue on a priority basis,” Mr. Bhosale stated.
Imploring group leaders to not repeat historical past, he stated that it will do no good to the trigger if the group was riven with factionalism.
The Satara royal, together with leaders of different Maratha outfits current on the event, demanded that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, whose occasion is a vital a part of the tripartite MVA, pay extra consideration to the quota difficulty.
Incidentally, regardless of Mr. Bhosale’s exhortations for group leaders to face united, his cousin and rival from Satara — BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale — who, too, was anticipated to be current, but once more skipped the convention. On Friday, Mr. Udayanraje had abruptly cancelled one other convention that was scheduled to be held in Pune.
Meanwhile, Aba Patil of the Maratha Kranti Thok Morcha stated that the sub-committee on the Maratha reservation difficulty headed by Congressman Ashok Chavan had not been of any use to the group.
“We demand that the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government dismiss this committee and form a fresh one with new members who are seriously interested in working for the rights of the Maratha community. Up until now, the MVA has not shown the requisite seriousness in this matter,” Mr. Patil stated.
Urging Mr. Pawar to tackle a significant function in securing justice for the group, Mr. Patil stated that Maratha outfits had misplaced religion in Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.