NCP leader Majeed Memon writes to Maharashtra CM, demands five per cent reservation to Muslims

In a letter to the CM Fadnavis, Mr Memon endorsed the demand for Maratha reservation and at the same time it was high time the government considered the proposal for 5 per cent reservation to Muslims.

Published: 31st July 2018 05:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2018 05:17 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (File | PTI)


NEW DELHI: With the Maratha reservation chorus gaining momentum, Rajya Sabha MP Majeed Memon has demanded five per cent reservation to Muslims.

In a letter to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday, Mr Memon said that his party fully endorsed the demand for Maratha reservation and at the same time it was high time the government considered the proposal for five per cent reservation to Muslims.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader said that the Bombay High Court had supported and justified reservations to the extent of five per cent to Muslims on the basis of findings recorded by the Sachhar Committee.

The noted lawyer said that in September 2015 he had given a memorandum to the CM but got a vague reply after a year from the Social Justice Minister of the state.

Stating that there had been no progress in this regard, Mr Memon had urged Mr Fadnavis "to consider Muslim reservation to eliminate educational and economic backwardness of the large section of the society."

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