Maharashtra: Congress, Shiv Sena not on similar web page over reservation to migrants forward of BMC elections

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MUMBAI: Forward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company elections, the Congress mooted the concept of reservation to the migrant neighborhood. Nevertheless, this demand will be seen as a menace to Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities as a result of it’ll harm the Shiv Sena’s son of the soil – Marathi Manoos agenda.

Congress chief Nasim Khan had demanded that the migrants from different states in Maharashtra ought to be given reservations like one other caste and communities. He mentioned there are a lot of migrants who’ve been staying for very long time.

“These migrants have change into Maharashtrians so they need to additionally get the profit that different folks in Maharashtra are getting. There are lots of OBC, SC and ST communities folks migrated to Mumbai and one other a part of the state searching for work. So, the state authorities ought to confirm the denotified communities in numerous reserved classes and reservations ought to be prolonged to them as nicely. It won’t solely assist their youngsters to get admission in good faculties however get the roles in authorities as nicely,” Nasikm Khan mentioned.

Congress Minister Vijay Wadettiwar positively responded to this Congress chief demand. He mentioned that it’s true that many migrants belong to varied caste and communities. “If they will avail the good thing about their reservations in their very own state, they need to get the identical profit in different states as nicely if they’re staying a very long time right here. We are going to look into it and can examine the legalities as nicely,” Wadettiwar mentioned.

Whereas Shiv Sena chief Ravindra Waikar mentioned that Shiv Sena is 100 per cent with the son of the soil and there’s no change of their stand despite the fact that they’re sharing energy with Congress and the NCP within the state.

Sources in Congress mentioned that it’s true that it’s going to harm the Shiv Sena’s son of the soil – Marathi manoos agenda however it might divide the migrants on the road of caste and communities. “Presently, the key chunk of the migrants, significantly North Indians are tilted in the direction of BJP. If they’re divided into the caste traces by giving reservations to them, then nearly all of OBC, ST and SC chunk can shift again to Congress forward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company elections. Subsequently, this technique has been performed it out,” mentioned the supply requesting anonymity.

A political observer mentioned that within the 2017 BMC polls, nearly all of the chunk of migrants, primarily North Indians, voted to BJP so the seats of the BJP jumped from 31 to 82 in 277 members of companies whereas Congress occasion and NCP quantity went down from 51 to 31 seats and 13 to 9 seats respectively. “Congress desires to do some course corrections forward of the BMC polls,” mentioned senior Congress chief.

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