Thane, November 20 (Language) Social activist Manoj Jarange announced on Monday night that a serial fast will be started in all the villages of Maharashtra from December 1 in support of reservation for the people of Maratha community. He accused political parties of conspiring to deprive the community of the benefits of reservation.
Jarange, who is leading the agitation demanding reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category, said the agitation has reached a “decisive stage” and members of the community We will fight for our rights by staying within the law and in a non-violent manner.
Addressing a rally in Navi Mumbai, he said that any misleading tactics of those trying to divert his attention will not work as he will continue to fight for reservation.
“There is a well-planned conspiracy by all political parties to deprive us of reservation,” Jarange said.
He has given time till December 24 to the Maharashtra government to resolve the reservation issue.
Jarange announced that a serial fast would be observed in every village of the state from December 1 in support of the demand for reservation.
Language Simmi Netrapal