A day after Maharashtra Legislative Assembly passed a reservation bill allowing 16 percent quota to the Marathas, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has said that it will approach Mumbai High Court demanding reservation for Muslim.
Talking to the news agency ANI, AIMIM spokesperson Imtiyaz Jalil said, “AIMIM to approach Mumbai HC for Muslim reservation in Maharashtra after state legislature passed bill for Maratha reservation in Socially and Economically Backward category.”
On Thursday, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly unanimously passed the ‘Maratha reservation bill’ allowing 16 percent quota for the community. The bill has now gone to the upper house for clearance. Previously, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) coalition government too had proposed 16 percent reservation for Marathas.
After this, Patidar leader Hardik Patel asked why the BJP government in Gujarat cannot take the same step for his community. Talking to the reporters at Patan in north Gujarat, Hardik Patel said, “No such survey was done in Gujarat. The survey would prove that Patidar community is socially and economically backward.”