Maratha stir: Four more MLAs offer resignations

ST Correspondent
Friday, 27 July 2018

The Maratha quota stir turned violent and politics around the issue has started heating up

Mumbai: After the resignation of MLA Harshwardhan Jadhav (Shiv Sena) and Bhausaheb Chikatgaonkar (NCP), four more MLAs have offered their resignation to support the Maratha reservation. Assembly speaker Haribhau Bagade said that it not possible to accept these resignations till the Winter Session begins. 

On Wednesday, the Maratha quota stir turned violent and politics around the issue has started heating up. Two MLAs resigned from their posts on Wednesday, blaming Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for letting the situation escalate.

Sena MLA Harshavardhan Jadhav from Kannad and another MLA from the adjacent district Bhausaheb Patil Chikatgaonkar from NCP, who represents Vaijapur constituency, also announced that he is resigning.

On Thursday, four more MLAs offered their resignations to support the Maratha reservation. Bharat Bhalke and Dattu Bharane from NCP, Seema Hire and Rahul Aher from BJP and Daulat Aher submitted their resignation letters to the speaker. Bagade said these resignations would not be accepted that till the Winter Session.

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