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Maharashtra Grants Maratha Quota: Why Did The Reservation Demand Gather Steam

Dec 04, 2018 01:00 PM IST India India
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Maratha comprises 32% of the state’s population. BJP granted 16% reservation in educational institutions and government jobs Reservations already stand at 52% in Maharashtra, 2% above the level mandated by the Supreme Court. Marathas are numerically and politically dominant in Maharashtra. Ten of Maharashtra’s 18 chief ministers have been Maratha then why is the demand for reservation now?

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