There is a marked difference in the measures announced by the Maharashtra government and the ground reality, which will be brought to the fore through these protests, an office-bearer of the MKM said.
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday approved several relief measures for the Marathas giving them same benefits which are reserved for those from Economically Weaker Section (EWS).
The Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government's move comes amidst protests by various pro-quota Maratha bodies in the state.
The meeting between two ruling allies lasted for 30 minutes, sources said.
CM Uddhav Thackeray called an all-party meeting which was attended by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis.
The act was passed when Fadnavis led a BJP-Shiv Sena government in the state.
Tope was heading towards his car after attending a function when four to five activists of the Maratha Mahasangh started shouting slogans of and blocked his way.
Amid protests called on by various pro-Maratha quota organizations, the CM in his online address to the state on Sunday said that they are exploring various options on providing Maratha reservations.
After SC order staying Maratha quota, Sharad Pawar suggests Uddhav government to take ordinance route
Pawar said that there was no point doing politics over this important and sensitive issue and that the government should bring an ordinance that will help to pacify the disgruntled Maratha community.
The Supreme Court had on Wednesday rejected reservation for the community.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the implementation of the Maratha quota law and referred the petitions challenging the law to a larger constitution bench.
The SC passed an interim stay on reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and educational institutions in Maharashtra.
Chavan, who heads the Maharashtra cabinet subpanel on Maratha reservation, in a statement said the state government will put forth its stand strongly before the court when the day to day hearing
The top court, which refused to pass any interim stay order on the quota, said chances of physical court seem remote due to the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a statement issued by his office, Chavan reiterated that the government will make all the efforts to ensure the quota holds its ground before the court.