Maharashtra govt forms 5-lawyer panel for coordination on Maratha quota


The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Saturday created a coordination committee of five lawyers in connection with the hearing before the five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court regarding lifting of interim stay on the Maratha quota.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Ayodhya. (Photo:ANI)

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Saturday created a coordination committee of five lawyers in connection with the hearing before the five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court regarding lifting of the interim stay on the Maratha quota.

Congress leader and State PWD Minister Ashok Chavan, who heads the cabinet sub-committee on Maratha quota, announced the latest development in a statement issued on Saturday.

The state’s petition for vacation of the interim stay on Maratha reservation will be heard by the top court’s Constitution bench on December 9 at 2 pm, Ashok Chavan said.

“If members of the Maratha community, historians, researchers wish to give suggestions, they should communicate with this coordination committee of lawyers. It will study the suggestions and forward them to the government lawyers appearing in court,” news agency PTI quoted Chavan as saying.

In September this year, the Supreme Court had stayed the implementation of Maharashtra’s 2018 law Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act that granted 16 per cent quota to the Maratha community, PTI reported earlier.

The government had then filed an application seeking vacation of the top court’s stay amid protests from pro-quota organisations.



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