No plan on Muslim quota before Govt: Mah CM

No plan on Muslim quota before Govt: Mah CM

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Mumbai, Mar 3 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that there is no proposal on Muslim reservation before the state government. While talking to reporters here at Vidhan Bhavan during the Budget session, he said that no proposal regarding Muslim reservation has come to him and he will check its validity once it comes to him.

He made it clear that the state government has not taken any decision on it as yet. The Chief Minister’s remarks came days after Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik informed the Legislative Council that the state government will provide five per cent quota to the Muslims in education. The NCP minister had also said the state government will ensure that a legislation to this effect is passed soon. Mr Thackeray also asked the BJP-led Opposition to stop making a hue and cry over the issue.

"I also urge those who are creating ruckus on the issue to save your energy to use it when the issue comes up for discussion. The issue has not come up yet. The Shiv Sena has not clarified its position yet. Let us see when the proposal comes up," he said. "When the issue comes up before the government, we will check the legal validity and take a decision. My stand as well as that of Shiv Sena will be decided when the issue comes before us," the Chief Minister said. On his wife Rashmi Thackeray's appointment as editor of party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Mr Thackeray said he had to quit the editor's post after the chief ministership came to him "unexpectedly".