In a resolute display of determination, Maratha community activist, Manoj Jarange, has reiterated that the Marathas will not back down in their quest for reservation.
Speaking at a rally in Nevasa, Ahmednagar district, Jarange demanded that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar, take action against Maharashtra Minister and OBC leader, Chhagan Bhujbal.
The community is steadfast in its pursuit of reservation and will continue its agitation until justice is served.
Maratha Quota: A Fight for Justice
The Maratha community has sacrificed dearly in their pursuit of reservation. Many lives have been lost, and the fervor to realize this long-standing demand has only grown stronger.
Manoj Jarange, an influential activist within the community, echoes the sentiments of countless Marathas when he asserts, “We will not let this sacrifice go to waste. We will not stop until we get reservation.”
Jarange has recently received information that the winter session of the Maharashtra legislature has been extended till December 29.
He believes this extension is directly related to the Maratha reservation issue. This development is seen as a positive step forward, instilling hope and determination among the community.
The Marathas are resolute in their belief that their voice will be heard and their demand met.
Chhagan Bhujbal: A Hindrance to Progress
While Manoj Jarange refrained from naming Chhagan Bhujbal directly, he unequivocally denounced the Maharashtra Minister and OBC leader.
Jarange claims to have received reports that associates of Bhujbal had torn up banners from his rally in Yeola. In light of this, he urges Ajit Pawar, the NCP leader, to reprimand Bhujbal and prevent further confrontation.
“Do not force us to speak against him. If he does not stop, we will also have to give up our peaceful approach,” warned the activist.
Chhagan Bhujbal, an NCP leader, has been publicly criticizing Manoj Jarange’s efforts. Bhujbal adamantly argues against providing reservation to the Maratha community within the existing quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBC).
However, Jarange, backed by the firm resolve of the Maratha community, believes that reservation is a just and necessary step towards the upliftment and empowerment of their people.
The Road Ahead
As the demand for reservation continues to gain momentum, it is essential to navigate the path forward with care and open dialogue.
The Marathas will not be deterred in their pursuit of justice, and it is crucial for the authorities to understand and address their concerns.
The agitation for reservation must be met with sincere efforts to bridge the divide and find a fair and equitable solution.
The unwavering determination of the Marathas in their quest for reservation is evident through the voices of individuals like Manoj Jarange.