Maharashtra government proposes 16% reservation; tables Maratha Quota Bill

New Delhi, Nov 29: The Devendra Fadnavis-led government has proposed a 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and jobs.The government had earlier said that the Bill pertaining to Maratha quota would be introduced in the state Legislature on November 29.The Maratha community, which constitutes over 30 per cent of the state's population, has been demanding reservation in government jobs and education for a long time.The community's agitation for the same in July and August this year had taken a violent turn.