Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said the legal battle for the reservations to that community will continue till there is “victory”. This statement after he termed the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs as unfortunate,
In a statement after the apex court verdict, Thackeray said, “With folded hands, we request the prime minister and the president to take an immediate decision on Maratha quota.”
The chief minister said he expects the Centre to show the same alacrity on the Maratha quota issue as it did in delivering verdicts on issues like the Shah Bano case and repeal of Article 370 for which the Constitution was amended.
Thackeray said BJP MP Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje has been seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appointment over the Maratha quota issue for the last one year but to no avail.
The apex court has scrapped a decision taken by all parties in the state legislature, he said. The legal battle for Maratha quota will continue till there is “victory”, Thackeray said.