Manoj Jarange for his statement. At a rally of OBC communities, congress PARTY' target='_blank' title='nationalist congress party-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>nationalist congress party (NCP) leader
Bhujbal asked how suddenly many records were being found showing Marathas belonging to the Kunbi caste.
These leaders were present in the meeting
Bhujbal and several other prominent OBC leaders, including congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar, Rajesh
Rathore, bjp Legislative Council member Gopichand Padalkar, Prakash Shendge and Mahadev Jankar,
organized the OBC Bhatke Vimukt Jaat Aarakshan Bachao Yalgaar Sabha (OBC and Nomads) in Ambad,
kilometers away from Antarwali Sarti village, where Jarange had started a hunger strike demanding Maratha
reservation in august and then in October.
What did Chhagan Bhujbal say?
Bhujbal said, “OBCs got reservation constitutionally and after the approval of the supreme Court. He (Jarange)
says that we have taken away their (Maratha community) reservation for 70 years. “Are we snatching
something from Jarange’s family?” He said, We do not oppose maratha reservation, but there should be no
encroachment on OBC quota. Bhujbal also questioned how records showing maratha families belonging to the
OBC community Kunbi caste are suddenly emerging. Following Jarange's hunger strike, the Eknath Shinde-led
Maharashtra government decided to provide the benefit of OBC quota by granting Kunbi caste certificates to
those Marathas who proved their ancestors belonged to the Kunbi community during the Nizam rule in
Hyderabad. Can show documents. Bhujbal said, Initially (before 1948), 5,000 records were found in
Marathwada, which was part of the Nizam's hyderabad state. Later this number reached 13,500…when
elections were held in Telangana, this number increased further.