Chhagan Bhujbal, who belongs to the Ajit Pawar-led faction of the NCP, has disclosed that he tendered his resignation from the Maharashtra cabinet in November 2023 because of the Maratha OBC quota issue.
Bhujbal was the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Protection in the incumbent Maharashtra government. The 76-year-old politician was a prominent figure in the undivided Shiv Sena and quit the Bal Thackeray-founded party more than three decades ago.
The Maratha community, led by activist Manoj Jarange, has been agitating for inclusion in the OBC category to avail quota benefits in government jobs and educational institutes.
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Published: 04 Feb 2024, 11:46 AM IST