Mumbai: “The government is positive over the demands from the Maratha community and there is no need to offer resignations,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis directed all MLAs from his party.
Fadanavis had called a meeting of his party MLAs at the BJP office in Dadar. Fadnavis instructed all the MLAs that they are BJP’s MLAs and they must convey the message to their voters that the government trying to give justice to the Maratha community.
About 70 MLAs and ministers from the BJP were present for the meeting. BJP National Convener V Satish and State Convener Vijay Puranik were present for the meeting.
In the meeting, the CM asked the MLAs about their constituency and what they are facing after the agitation. All MLAs complained that there is unrest among the people and the government has to take a decision at the earliest.
The CM replied that the government is in the process to take a decision. “The government was committed to granting reservation to the Maratha community, which stands legal scrutiny and does not fall in court,” said Fadnavis.
Fadanavis further said that all the MLAs from BJP have to work in their constituency to pacify the people. “If we are honest with the people, then the people will trust us. You just go to the people and convince them,” Fadanavis said.
“Though you are Maratha and support demands from the community, but don’t participate in the agitation. There is no need to resign either,” Fadanavis appealed.
Education Minister Vinod Tawade said that the government is preparing a report that would stand in court. “The government has also directed the Backward Class Commission to submit the report early so that the government can present it in the high court,” said Tawade.