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Big Win for BJP in Maharashtra: Party Sweeps Jalgaon, Sangli Civic Polls Amid Maratha Quota Stir

4yrs ago from First Post
The BJP's victory in the twin civic polls, held on 1 August, comes in the midst of the ongoing agitation by the Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and education. The win is being seen as a relief to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, under fire over handling of the stir.
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In Supreme Court, Centre’s Strong Pitch for SC/ST Quota in Promotions

4yrs ago from NDTV
Affirmative action will be illusory if government employees from most backward communities - scheduled caste and scheduled tribes - are not given reservations in promotions, the centre's top law officer KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Friday. Mr Venugopal said SC/ST employees were presumed to be backward due to more than thousand years of deprivation and must get 22.5 per cent quota for in promotions.
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