With Maharashtra heading into an election presen, the unified entrance of OBC leaders, together with MLAs from each ruling and opposition events, of their first-ever joint rally despatched a powerful sign within the political soil that’s more and more getting fracture alongside Maratha-OBC traces.
OBC heavyweights from Vidarbha, chief of opposition Vijay Wadettiwar (Congress), OBC Mahasangh president Baban Taywade and previous Katol MLA Ashish Deshmukh (BJP) mentioned they’re going to retain rallies on the district degree to manufacture their society conscious about “challenges ahead”. Nagpur-based former Rajya Sabha MP and Padma Shri awardee Dr Vikas Mahatme, who represents the Dhangar society, shared the dais to precise cohesion.
It was once a high-voltage rally with audio system like Wadettiwar announcing that each and every district, each and every tehsil will now see such rallies. “It was unfortunate that a hotel owned by an OBC and home was torched in Beed district. Hatred for OBCs is not good. Jarange you are spreading hatred among communities,” he mentioned.
The OBC leaders had been at their competitive easiest. “Till the day I am alive, the OBC quota will not be diluted,” mentioned Wadettiwar.
Concentrated on Jarange on his personal turf, Wadettiwar mentioned, “I want to tell my OBC brothers, don’t just protect your house from being torched. Protect entire villages from attacks.” “Marathas were like elder brothers. But if the elder takes away food from the younger brother’s plate, then there will be repercussions,” he mentioned.
Taywade of OBC Mahasangh, which led agitations in Nagpur, mentioned “When Maharashtra was functioning peacefully, suddenly a demand cropped up on granting Kunbi certificates to Marathas, thus enlisting them as OBC.”
He added that the rally was once arranged to let the federal government know that it was once succumbing to drive from a selected society. “Even the OBC community can mount pressure. Don’t let the situation go out of control,” mentioned Taywade.
Deshmukh mentioned the important thing to political energy lies with OBCs. “Only those who talk about the well-being of OBCs can rule. No one will allow issuance of Kunbi caste certificates to Marathas in a blanket format. We want reservation for Marathas, but not at the cost of OBC,” he mentioned.
He additionally blasted Jarange for developing friction between communities. “He should now drop this childish demand. If the massive Maratha community gets reservation, then existing OBC members will lose out,” he mentioned.