Pune (Maharashtra), November 20 (Language) Social activist Manoj Jarange-Patil on Monday reiterated his demand for Maratha reservation, saying that the community wants its fair reservation in government jobs and education.
Jarange addressed a public meeting in Kharadi area of Pune city in Maharashtra as part of his visit to parts of the state to interact with Marathas and raise awareness on the reservation issue.
The social activist said that according to the information he has received from the scrutiny of documents (by a government-appointed committee), so far 29 lakh cases have been found where “Kunbi” is mentioned in the documents related to Marathas.
He said, “If this is a fact, then why was the Maratha community deprived of reservation for the last 70 years? If there is evidence of Marathas having Kunbi mention in the documents, then we need to know the name of the person who denied reservation to Marathas.
Jarange said that the government will not be given more time on this issue.
“We want our fair reservation and we will achieve it,” he said.
Before the public meeting, a bike rally was taken out in support of Jarange.
Language Surbhi Naresh