Ajit Pawar said on Muslim reservation in Maharashtra – This is a government of 3 parties, we will find a solution after discussion. IG News

Pune (Maharashtra): Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister (NCP) Ajit Pawar on Monday said that there is a three-party government in the state, hence he will put forward the issue of Muslim reservation before Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

In a press conference in Pune, he said, “Earlier when reservation was given, the court had allowed reservation in education but not in employment. This is a government of three parties. Therefore, we will put this issue before the CM and Deputy CM, and try to find a solution in this regard.”

In 2014, the Congress-NCP coalition government had given 5 percent reservation to the Muslim community in education and government jobs on the basis of their backwardness. However, this reservation was not implemented by subsequent governments.

He said that if necessary, he will talk to the leadership of the high command to take a decision on this.

Pawar further said that he informed about the meeting with the Minority Department and some officials of the Waqf Board also discussed the lands of Maulana Azad Board and Waqf Board.

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