However, he said that the final decision on the ban rests with the villages and that he supports their choices. “I will not go against the society. If they tear the banners, we will tear their clothes. The Maratha community raised them (political leaders) but they have done nothing for the society. Why are they coming to our villages?” said.
Jarange expressed satisfaction with the state government’s efforts to issue Kunbi caste certificates to Marathas; This was among the demands of Marathas so that they could get reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category in government jobs and education.
The activist said he would begin the third phase of his statewide tour from November 15 to 25 and expressed hope that the government would bring in legislation on reservations for the Maratha community by December 24.
The activist had visited parts of Western Maharashtra last month before going on hunger strike in the second phase of the agitation for Maratha quota.
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